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From James Torbitt   18 April 1876

Belfast

18 April 1876

Charles Darwin Esq: | Down

My dear Sir

From your much valued letter of 14th.1 I see that I may write fully.

Yesterday being “Easter” I could get nothing done. Today, pursuant to my telegram, I send you by Globe Parcels Express the plants and tubers. I find I must quit.2

Tomorrow I hope to write, with profound respect, faithfully yours | James Torbitt

P.S. | 3 Boxes Carriage paid thro’.

Footnotes

In 1876, 17 April was Easter Monday. Globe Parcel Express transmitted small parcels and packages daily between major towns in Britain and around the world through a network of agents. They were significantly cheaper than the Post Office between large centres (Pall Mall Gazette, 1 August 1883, p. 11, and for an 1863 Dublin advertisement, see catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000537717 (accessed 8 September 2015)).

Summary

Sends some potato plants and tubers.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10456
From
James Torbitt
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Belfast
Source of text
DAR 178: 133
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10456,” accessed on 3 August 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10456.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24

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