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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

From James Torbitt   8 January 1881

Summary

Report on the progress of his experiments with potatoes; some varieties spoilt by an apparently hereditary disease.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Jan 1881
Classmark:  DAR 178: 172
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12995

From James Torbitt   10 March 1881

Summary

Sends CD some samples of recent produce. Is "pretty well disgusted by the apathy and stupidity" he has encountered whilst trying to arouse interest and support for his work.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Mar 1881
Classmark:  DAR 178: 173, DAR 52: E6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13083

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

From James Torbitt   20 May 1881

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Summary

Receipt, in CD’s hand, signed by JT, acknowledging subscriptions.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 May 1881
Classmark:  DAR 52: E17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13168
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