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From James Torbitt   1 May 1879

Summary

Describes one of his varieties of potato in its third and fourth years. [CD notes his observations on this variety grown at Down, July 1879.]

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1879
Classmark:  DAR 178: 153
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12023

To James Torbitt   3 May 1879

Summary

Encourages JT’s experiments. His case of flowering of black potatoes is curious. CD surprised that they are odoriferous and visited by bees. This letter was thought to be to David Moore, because it was in the private collection of a descendant, but is extremely close to a draft to JT on the letter from JT, 30 April 1879 (DCP-LETT-12020). It is not known how it passed from JT to David Moore.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  3 May 1879
Classmark:  National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Library, Glasnevin (DSS/DM/1/1/16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12027
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