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From James Torbitt   5 March 1880

Summary

Wonders whether Lord Derby would advance him the money to continue his work.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12516

From James Torbitt   5 March 1880

Summary

Is prepared to continue his work, if financial help is forthcoming.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12517

To James Torbitt   6 March 1880

Summary

Encloses check [cheque!?] for £50. James Caird will guarantee £75 and T. H. Farrer £25. Above gentlemen think JT should get report on his experiments from independent agriculturists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  6 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12520

To James Torbitt   6 March [1880]

Summary

P.S. to letter posted that morning. James Caird cannot pledge £75. Erasmus Darwin and Hensleigh Wedgwood will subscribe. May write letter to the Times. Asks for report on experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  6 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 113
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12521

To James Torbitt   10 March 1880

Summary

Sends funds for potato experiments. Asks for information on progress.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  10 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12530

To James Torbitt   11 March [1880]

Summary

Queries how much land has been used to cultivate potato varieties, and how many seedlings have been raised in any one year.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  11 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (9 November 2016)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12530F

From James Torbitt   12 March 1880

Summary

Hopes to finish his report tomorrow; last year’s crosses were failures.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12534

To James Torbitt   12 March [1880]

Summary

Asks about possible erratum in JT’s account of experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  12 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 115
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12535

To James Torbitt   17 March [1880]

Summary

Asks for additional information about JT’s potato experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  17 Mar [1880]
Classmark:  DAR 148: 116
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12538

To James Torbitt   20 March 1880

Summary

Thanks for letter and documents [about potato experiments]. Will send testimonial letter to James Caird to be circulated among possible financial supporters of JT’s work.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  20 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12539

To James Torbitt   28 March 1880

Summary

"[James] Caird seems satisfied with what I have said of your method and the results hitherto attained." Can now promise to send £90 in the autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  28 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12552

To James Torbitt   30 March 1880

Summary

Encloses letter about JT’s potato experiments sent to T. H. Farrer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  30 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12555

From James Torbitt   1 April 1880

Summary

Is keeping down his expenditure; has some landowners growing potatoes for him.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Apr 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 164
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12557

To James Torbitt   9 May 1880

Summary

Cannot offer any assistance in urging Government to aid JT’s experiments. Thinks best chance through [William Edward?] Forster. William Carruthers reported to Royal Agricultural Society that JT’s attempt was hopeless.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  9 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12602

From James Torbitt   13 May 1880

Summary

Has planted six, as opposed to eleven acres last year, to keep within expenditure. Must pollen be used immediately? Fourteen landowners are growing potatoes for JT.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12605

From James Torbitt   7 June 1880

Summary

Sets out specific propositions concerning his potato varieties, which he will make to the Government, if he is given CD’s and T. H. Farrer’s support.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 June 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12622

From James Torbitt   14 June 1880

Summary

JT attempting to get Government backing for his experiments; wishes to quote from CD’s letter in support of his work.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 June 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12635

To James Torbitt   16 June 1880

Summary

Offers advice concerning letter to [William Edward?] Forster requesting Government aid [for potato experiments].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  16 June 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12637

From James Torbitt   26 September 1880

Summary

Has raised about 500 varieties out of the crop of the second generation comprising about 1500 varieties. Growers report immense yield and no disease. Doubts if variety free of disease will live for ever. New varieties must be continually coming into existence.

Author:  James Torbitt
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 178: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12728

To James Torbitt   29 September 1880

Summary

Rejoices at good news. Will let T. H. Farrer hear the result. Cannot see why some of new varieties should not endure fungus-proof for years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Torbitt
Date:  29 Sept 1880
Classmark:  DAR 148: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12731
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