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TitlePublications by Thomas Henry Farrer
AdminHistoryThomas Henry Farrer, first Baron Farrer (1819-1899), civil servant and statistician, was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford. Farrer was the son of Thomas Farrer, a solicitor in Lincoln's Inn Fields. He was called to the bar of Lincoln's Inn in 1844 but retired from practice a few years later. He became a civil servant in 1850 when he took the post of secretary to the naval department of the Board of Trade. In 1865 he was promoted and became one of the joint secretaries of the Board of Trade, and in 1867 he became permanent secretary. Farrer was President of the Royal Statistical Society from 1894 to 1896.

He married Frances Erskine (1825-1870) in 1854 and they had four children: Emma Cecilia "Ida" Farrer (1854-1946), Thomas Cecil Farrer (1859-1940), Claude Erskine Farrer (1862-1890), and Hon. Noel Maitland Farrer (1867-1929). Ida Farrer went on to marry Horace Darwin, son of Charles Darwin (1851-1928).

Farrer's first wife, Frances, died on 15 May 1870. Farrer remarried in 1873 to his wife's half-cousin, Katherine Euphemia Wedgwood (1839-1931). Farrer died on 11 October 1899 at Abinger Hall, Dorking.
DescriptionPapers relating to publications by Thomas Henry Farrer:

13. Corrected proofs of "On the Fertilization of a few common Papilionaceous Flowers".
14. Review in the Quarterly journal of Science of "The Fertilization of the Scarlet-runner and Blue Lobelia.
15. Four offprints of paper (same title as No. 14) from Annals and Magazine of Natural History [?]

16. Offprint of "On the Floral Structure of Impatiens fulva, Nuttall, with especial reference to the Imperfect Self-fertilized Flowers", from Lin. Soc. Jnl, Botany.

17. Offprint (two copies) of "On the Fertilization of a few common Papilionaceous Flowers. 1", from Nature, 1872 Oct 10.
18. Offprint (see title in No. 17), Part II from Nature, 1872 Oct 17.
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Related MaterialMS/505, 506, 507a, 507b, 508, 511, 512, 513, 299, 489.
AcquisitionDonated to the Library of the Linnean Society by Lady Nora Barlow, the Dowager Lady Farrer (and daughter of Ida Farrer and Horace Darwin), and Mrs Rees Thomas.
Creator NameFarrer, Thomas Henry
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