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To James Torbitt   26 February 1878

Summary

Comments on letter on potato experiments JT intends to publish. Will talk with T. H. Farrer concerning JT’s work. Could he undertake work if aided by moderate grant or subscription?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  26 Feb 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 96
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11378

To James Torbitt   [28 February 1878]

Summary

T. H. Farrer will consider which department of Government to apply to [for funds for potato experiments]. Government will probably ask Hooker for advice, so CD has written to him. How much money does JT need?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  [28 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11383

To James Torbitt   1 March 1878

Summary

T. H. Farrer has talked to James Caird. He believes Royal Agricultural Society will cultivate JT’s seeds. CD pledges £100 for JT’s own experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  1 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 98
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11387

To James Torbitt   4 March 1878

Summary

No use in thinking about Royal Agricultural Society. William Carruthers, botanist of Society, thinks attempt hopeless. T. H. Farrer and James Caird are thinking of application to Government. Makes suggestions about experiments [on potatoes].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  4 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11399

To James Torbitt   11 March [1878]

Summary

T. H. Farrer and James Caird think it would be less trouble to get subscription from rich agriculturists than from Government. CD thinks it utopian to hope to raise variety of potatoes from seed; must be propagated from tubers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  11 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11413

To James Torbitt   20 March 1878

Summary

Discusses sterility of potato flowers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  20 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11434

To James Torbitt   21 March [1878]

Summary

Asks how much aid JT requires [for potato experiments].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  21 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11436

To James Torbitt   31 March 1878

Summary

Sends £100 to JT. T. H. Farrer and James Caird think they can get another £100 next year [for potato experiments].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  31 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11458

To James Torbitt   28 June 1878

Summary

Discusses methods of fertilising potatoes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  28 June 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11574

To James Torbitt   [1]4 December 1878

Summary

Congratulates JT on success in breeding potato varieties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  [1]4 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 148: 106
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11772
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