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From T. H. Farrer   11 July 1875

Summary

Asks CD’s opinion of an experiment on Drosera.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 164: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10058

To T. H. Farrer   12 July 1875

Summary

Describes difficulty of conditions for the experiment with Drosera suggested by THF.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  12 July 1875
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10060

To T. H. Farrer   18 January [1874]

Summary

Thanks THF for information from Colonial Office on population statistics showing the inhabitants of some areas are far from becoming sterile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  18 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362

From T. H. Farrer   7 December 1876

Summary

Questions CD on sale of his books in America by Appleton and other publishers; copyright and translation rights.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 80
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10704

From T. H. Farrer   31 December 1876

Summary

Much pleased with CD’s book [Cross and self-fertilisation]. Is struck by width and caution of his generalisations and by the application of experiment to processes of life hitherto merely observed.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Dec 1876
Classmark:  DAR 164: 81
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10742

To T. H. Farrer   31 July [1877]

Summary

THF is seeking advice regarding the selection of an entomologist to carry out some duties [apparently pest destruction].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 July [1877]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11083

From T. H. Farrer   26 August 1877

Summary

Counted 40 worm-holes after rain; four or five in the wall.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 82
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11112

To T. H. Farrer   27 August [1877]

Summary

CD is delighted with report from THF about activity of worms in Roman-British ruins at Abinger.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  27 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11114

From T. H. Farrer   5 September 1877

Summary

Sends two papers on Roman ruins at Cirencester, which he asks CD to return.

Worm observations.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 83
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11129

From T. H. Farrer   23 September 1877

Summary

Sends "worm journal" – observations of earthworm activity at Abinger.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 64.2: 50–1, DAR 164: 84
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11150

To T. H. Farrer   24 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks THF for the diary of worm activity at Abinger site.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  24 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11151

From T. H. Farrer   2 October 1877

Summary

Hive-bees captured in tubes of nectary of Tritoma. Seems a maladaptation of the bees.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1877
Classmark:  DAR 164: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11164

From T. H. Farrer   28 February 1878

Summary

CD’s quest for Government support for potato experiments by James Torbitt.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 164: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11384

To T. H. Farrer   [28 February 1878]

Summary

THF would do a good deal if he gets Agricultural Society to rear cross-fertilised seeds. Society excellent channel for distribution of fungus-proof variety [of potato]. If James Torbitt will carry on work another year, CD will offer him £100.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [28 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11388

To T. H. Farrer   2 March 1878

Summary

Describes James Torbitt’s plan for producing disease-resistant potato varieties. [Letter is an earlier version of 11406.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11389

From James Caird to T. H. Farrer   2 March 1878

Summary

Concerns [James] Torbitt’s potato plants and the question of their trial by the Experimental Committee of the Royal Agricultural Society and a request to the Government for the needed expense. THF and CD to set a date for consultation with the botanist [William] Carruthers.

Author:  James Caird
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  2 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11394F

To T. H. Farrer   [4 March 1878]

Summary

Agricultural Society will not do potato experiments. Torbitt telegraphs that seeds to be sown tomorrow. Memorial with a few signatures might get grant from Government. Hooker believes plan the right one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [4 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11397

To T. H. Farrer   [after 2 March 1878]

Summary

Forwards letter from James Caird concerning funds for potato experiments. CD will correct his letter to THF [11389] and then forward it to Hooker for his opinion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [after 2 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11401

To T. H. Farrer   7 March 1878

Summary

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  7 Mar 1878
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London: Farrer, T. H.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11406

To T. H. Farrer   7 March 1878

Summary

If THF and James Caird [Enclosure Commissioner] approve of enclosed letter, CD will send it to Hooker.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  7 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 92; Linnean Society of London (Farrer, T. H.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11407
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