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To James Torbitt   25 December 1880

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Suggests JT make public his letter to W. E. Gladstone [on results of potato experiments]; thinks post office would object to JT’s plan of distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  25 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12938

To James Torbitt   [5 January 1881]

Summary

T. H. Farrer and James Caird express great interest in JT’s report. Have instructed CD to hold £90 for use by JT in spring. Caird asks that potatoes be sent to his gardener for trials.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  1 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12966

To James Torbitt   15 March 1881

Summary

Obliged for potatoes. Has instructed that they be planted and labelled.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  15 Mar 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13086

To James Torbitt   18 May 1881

Summary

Sends £90 [for experiments on potatoes]. Sorry JT cannot get his varieties well enough known to ensure large sale.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  18 May 1881
Classmark:  DAR 148: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13165

To James Torbitt   10 January 1882

Summary

CD’s gardener reports that potatoes were not attacked by disease, but yield was not good. Noble of JT to plan the return of subscriptions if trade continues to improve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  10 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 148: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13608
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