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From James Torbitt   6 March 1878

Summary

Problems of continuing with his crossing experiments; financial help from CD.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 138
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11403

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

From James Torbitt   14 March 1878

Summary

Talk of a subscription to help JT’s experiments. Progress of experiment; loss of fungus-resistance in varieties as they age.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 139
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11424

From James Torbitt   15 March 1878

Summary

Potato crossing experiments. Encloses printed copies of letters from people who have grown his potato seed.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11426

From James Torbitt   15 March 1878

Summary

Enclosure: printed copies of letters from people who have grown his potato seed (pages from Torbitt 1876).

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11426F

From James Torbitt   17 March 1878

Summary

Life history of potato varieties. Changes in fruit, flower, and seed production with increasing age of a variety.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 141
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11430

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

From James Torbitt   24 March 1878

Summary

Sales of [potato] varieties have reduced amount of money needed [for experiments].

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 142
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11440

From James Torbitt   24 March 1878

Summary

Thanks for CD’s criticism and advice. The difficult question of whether varieties "wear out".

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11441

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

From James Torbitt   3 April 1878

Summary

Thanks for £100; will pay for planting this year’s varieties.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11462

To James Torbitt   10 April [1876]

Summary

JT may publish enclosed [letter by CD?], but it is not worth publication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  10 Apr [1876]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 104
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11468

From James Torbitt   26 June 1878

Summary

Progress of experiments. Wants CD’s advice on best way to cross-fertilise his plants.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11568

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

From James Torbitt   12 September 1878

Summary

Has forwarded what he believes to be a new species of Solanum.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11689

From James Torbitt   16 September 1878

Summary

Apologises for his error over the Solanum.

Thanks CD for his good wishes; JT believes he will increase yield and disease-resistance by his crossing and selection.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11696

From James Torbitt   8 October 1878

Summary

Forwards letter from Victor Kennedy reporting on the growth of JT’s potatoes in W. Ireland.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Oct 1878
Classmark:  DAR 178: 148
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11721

From James Torbitt   [after 18 October 1878]

Summary

Forwards letter from George Callwell reporting what a large and disease-free potato crop JT’s seed yields.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 18 Oct 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 178: 149
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11724

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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