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To T. H. Farrer   14 February 1880

Summary

Torbitt too poor to go on with [potato] experiments. If anything is to be done it must be by Government.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  14 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 144: 100
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12479

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To T. H. Farrer   [27 November 1869]

Summary

Encloses extract from a letter from Fritz Müller about humming-birds visiting Passiflora, "as a caution about Passiflora in contrast with Tacsonia".

[Signed with CD’s name by Emma Darwin.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [27 Nov 1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7013

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To T. H. Farrer   [29 June 1870]

Summary

Encloses seeds from Fritz Müller, of a species of Passiflora, fertilised by a humble-bee.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  [29 June 1870]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7250

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To T. H. Farrer   28 April 1873

Summary

Recommends Hermann Müller’s Die Befruchtung der Blumen [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8885

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To T. H. Farrer   1 December [1873]

Summary

Suggests a reference to Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 1 Dec 1873, p. 497, when THF takes up Coronilla.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  1 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/17a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9166

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To T. H. Farrer   10 April 1874

Summary

Delighted to hear about Coronilla. Urges publication ["Fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers– Coronilla", Nature 10 (1874): 169–70].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  10 Apr 1874
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9400

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To T. H. Farrer   27 August [1877]

Summary

CD is delighted with report from THF about activity of worms in Roman-British ruins at Abinger.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  27 Aug [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11114

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To T. H. Farrer   12 July 1875

Summary

Describes difficulty of conditions for the experiment with Drosera suggested by THF.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  12 July 1875
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10060

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To T. H. Farrer   18 January [1874]

Summary

Thanks THF for information from Colonial Office on population statistics showing the inhabitants of some areas are far from becoming sterile.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  18 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10362

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To T. H. Farrer   24 September [1877]

Summary

Thanks THF for the diary of worm activity at Abinger site.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  24 Sept [1877]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11151

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To T. H. Farrer   13 March 1878

Summary

Hooker approves of Torbitt’s plan [concerning potato experiments]. Torbitt, wine and spirit merchant in Belfast, highly respectable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Mar 1878
Classmark:  DAR 144: 94
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11421

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To T. H. Farrer   27 June [1879]

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Summary

Wishes to call on THF to discuss the situation with regard to Horace Darwin [who wishes to marry THF’s daughter, Emma Cecilia (Ida)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  27 June [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12125

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To T. H. Farrer   13 October 1880

Summary

THF’s copybook has cleared up all points. The castings are invaluable. Encloses further queries [missing].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12755

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To T. H. Farrer   13 October [1880]

Summary

Is worried about brick particles in worm-castings. Asks THF for castings from a site where possible error would be avoided.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  13 Oct [1880]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12756

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To T. H. Farrer   20 October 1880

Summary

Has started experiment to see whether particles of stone become rounded in the gizzards of worms.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  20 Oct 1880
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12766

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To T. H. Farrer   24 September [1868]

Summary

Informs THF that Annals and Magazine of Natural History will publish his paper [see 6384].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  24 Sept [1868]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6389

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To T. H. Farrer   26 November 1868

Summary

Advises THF that best plan is to investigate the part certain structures play with all plants or orders, instead of describing means of fertilisation in particular plants. Naturalists value observations far more than reasoning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  26 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6475

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To T. H. Farrer   6 May [1869]

Summary

Dislikes the use of the term "degradation" as applied to the closed flowers of Viola species. Species with such self-fertilising flowers also have flowers adapted for crossing. The development of closed flowers adapted to ensure a sufficient stock of seed is progressive.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  6 May [1869]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6730

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To T. H. Farrer   2 [March 1871]

Summary

Was aware of Maine’s view but never thought of its extension to morals. Cannot avoid thinking that personal property like flint tools must have "strictly belonged to individuals as much as a bone to a dog".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  2 [Mar 1871]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/14a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7530

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To T. H. Farrer   21 June [1871]

Summary

Confesses to intense hatred of the bee [orchid] for its anomalous perpetual self-fertilisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st baronet and 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  21 June [1871]
Classmark:  Trinity College Library, Cambridge (Cullum M411)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7828

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