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To T. H. Farrer   4 July [1874]

Summary

Has read THF’s article on Coronilla [see 9400] – "a very curious case"; is troubled by C. emerus.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  4 July [1874]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9531

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To T. H. Farrer   [28 February 1878]

Summary

THF would do a good deal if he gets Agricultural Society to rear cross-fertilised seeds. Society excellent channel for distribution of fungus-proof variety [of potato]. If James Torbitt will carry on work another year, CD will offer him £100.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [28 Feb 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11388

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To T. H. Farrer   10 October [1880]

Summary

Thanks THF for notes on Abinger excavation. Asks for more castings.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12749

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To T. H. Farrer   30 December 1880

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Statement of money transactions with James Torbitt and record of year’s success enclosed. Torbitt desires him to return £90. He is doubtful of being able to continue this spring.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  30 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 102
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12956

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To T. H. Farrer   18 January 1881

Summary

Asks THF to obtain sample of chalk immediately below vegetable mould at Abinger.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  18 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13016

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To T. H. Farrer   19 May [1868]

Summary

Thanks THF for correcting the error in Orchids.

Asks him to find out what insects visit the fly orchid and for what purpose.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  19 May [1868]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6185

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To Thomas Henry Farrer   13 [May 1870]

Summary

Encloses part of letter from Fritz Müller on Passiflora, with seeds.

Is endeavouring to have included in next census a question as to whether the parents in each household are cousins.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 [May 1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7188

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To T. H. Farrer   10 August [1873]

Summary

Asks THF to examine old flowers of Coronilla for holes bored by bees.

Is investigating whether drops of water injure leaves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9003

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To T. H. Farrer   26 March [1878]

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James Caird does not think Torbitt’s success justifies application to Government. Torbitt has four acres planted with seedlings. Has sent back CD’s £100. Shall CD insist that he keep it?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  26 Mar [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11447

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To T. H. Farrer   31 October 1879

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Discusses financial and other arrangements for marriage of Horace Darwin and Ida Farrer. Mentions anticipated inheritance of children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 Oct 1879
Classmark:  DAR 185: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12280

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To T. H. Farrer   5 March 1880

Summary

[Letter written as a postscript to 11406.] CD has reread his letter of 7 Mar 1878 about the value of James Torbitt’s work on the potato disease and has nothing to withdraw. Emphasises Torbitt’s need for immediate financial help.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  5 Mar 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (MS 489)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12512

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To T. H. Farrer   9 March 1880

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Thanks THF for his contribution; now has £170 to permit Torbitt to carry on his experiments. Describes the scale of the experiments and his belief in their value.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  9 Mar 1880
Classmark:  DAR 202: 46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12528

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To T. H. Farrer   5 June 1868

Summary

"I have seen the action on Ophrys exactly as you describe and am thoroughly ashamed of my inaccuracy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  5 June 1868
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6230

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To T. H. Farrer   10 October [1869]

Summary

Sympathises with THF at being forestalled by Delpino, but urges him to publish confirmation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6930

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To T. H. Farrer   20 October [1869]

Summary

Comments on notes made by THF on Passiflora and Tacsonia. Suggests he examine more species. Recalls his own observations on P. princeps and Tacsonia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  20 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6945

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To T. H. Farrer   29 November [1874]

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Hooker is greatly overworked at Kew and is trying to get the Government to provide some help. CD hopes THF will take an interest in the matter and forwards a copy of JDH’s application for an assistant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  29 Nov [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C67–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9737

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To T. H. Farrer   31 July [1877]

Summary

THF is seeking advice regarding the selection of an entomologist to carry out some duties [apparently pest destruction].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  31 July [1877]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 546)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11083

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To T. H. Farrer   [4 March 1878]

Summary

Agricultural Society will not do potato experiments. Torbitt telegraphs that seeds to be sown tomorrow. Memorial with a few signatures might get grant from Government. Hooker believes plan the right one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [4 Mar 1878]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11397

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To T. H. Farrer   29 October [1868]

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Suggests THF write a paper on violets. Asa Gray, once a sceptic, now declares he is convinced whole structure of a flower is adapted for a cross with another individual.

Urges THF not to give up Pangenesis lightly. "It has thrown light on my mind in regard [to] a great series of complex phenomena."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  29 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6435

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To T. H. Farrer   28 May [1870]

Summary

Fertilisation of barberries.

Passiflora.

Is continuing his experiments on the comparative growth of crossed and self-fertilised plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  28 May [1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7205

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