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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Farrer   8 March 1880

Board of Trade, | Whitehall Gardens. | S.W.


My dear Mr Darwin

I inclose some copies of your letter: and will write again after seeing Caird. I quite agree with the suggestion that you should write to the Times.1

We had a very pleasant visit at Oxford—infinite chatter2

Ever yrs | T H Farrer

If you want more copies please say so


In his letter to Farrer of 7 [March 1880], CD had asked for copies of his earlier letters to Farrer (probably including the enclosure to his letter to Farrer of 7 March 1878 (Correspondence vol. 26)) to assist him in writing a letter to The Times to invite subscriptions to enable James Torbitt to continue his blight-resistant potato research. James Caird was collecting subscriptions; see second letter from T. H. Farrer, 8 March 1880.
In Oxford, Farrer met with his daughter, Ida Darwin, and her husband, CD’s son Horace (letter from G. H. Darwin, 6 March 1880 and n. 6, and letter from Emma Darwin to Ida Darwin, 26 February 1880 (DAR 258: 627)).


Agrees that CD should write to the Times [about Torbitt’s potato experiments].

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Board of Trade
Source of text
DAR 164: 99
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12527,” accessed on 26 November 2022,