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From Lyon Playfair   29 April 1875

Summary

Supports the Vivisection Bill, with a more humanitarian preamble. Working to get it through the House of Lords.

Author:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 174: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9956

From Lyon Playfair   21 May 1875

Summary

The Government has decided to hold a Royal Commission on vivisection with Lord Cardwell as chairman.

Author:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 174: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9987

From Lyon Playfair   27 May 1875

Summary

The Vivisection Bill was defeated because it was repudiated by one of its own fathers: J. S. Burdon Sanderson.

Author:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 174: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9996
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