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From ?   [16 February 1875]

Summary

"The learned Darwin states that Moses taught confusion. | For Man, he boldly says, descends from Ape or Monkey – | I, having read his book, am come to this conclusion | Darwin (at least himself) descends from Ass or Donkey."

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Feb 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 140.4: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9858

From a lady   [before 17 July 1875]

Summary

Reports the possible extinction of the Macartney Rose.

Author:  Unidentified
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 17 July 1875]
Classmark:  Gardeners’ Chronicle 17 July 1875, p. 78
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10070F

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

From W. F. Segrave   28 May 1875

Summary

Has heard from Italian minister that the inhabitants of the Japanese island of Saghalien [Sakhalin], lately ceded to Russia, have their bodies covered with hair, like the gorilla, and are supposedly the remnant of the aboriginal population of the Japanese islands.

Author:  William Francis Segrave
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9999

From G. J. Romanes   21 April 1875

Summary

Returns papers [unidentified].

One on inheritance destitute of meaning. How can "force" act without any material on which to act? Discussion must assume truth of some such theory as Pangenesis.

Author:  George John Romanes
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1875
Classmark:  E. D. Romanes 1896, pp. 20–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9945

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   23 April [1875]

Summary

Further discussion about the act regulating animal experimentation; believes the licensing of places to be impracticable.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9945A

From T. M. Coan   24 April 1875

Summary

Transcribes extracts from Sir James Mackintosh and J. S. Polack on infanticide.

Author:  Titus Munson Coan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9949

From Humphrey Sandwith   25 April 1875

Summary

Announces death of W. W. Reade.

Author:  Humphry Sandwith
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 177: 30
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9950

From W. R. S. Ralston   26 April 1875

Summary

Translates letter [of 30 Mar 1875, missing] to CD from the Society of Naturalists in the Imperial University of Kazan, awarding an honorary membership.

Author:  William Ralston Shedden-Ralston
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 176: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9952

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   28 April [1875]

Summary

Informs CD that he has taken no further action about the petition concerning animal experimentation on the understanding that it would be presented only if the government introduced an objectionable bill. [See 9948.]

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9953A

From Thomas Allen   29 April 1875

Summary

Encloses extract which suggests that CD and friends oppose any restriction on vivisection; asks CD to state his principles. Another bill is being sketched for Cruelty Society.

Author:  Thomas Allen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 159: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9954

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 Edward Cardwell   29 April 1875

Summary

Acknowledges CD’s letter and enclosure on vivisection.

Author:  Edward Cardwell, 1st Viscount Cardwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 161: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9957

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   30 April [1875]

Summary

Lyon Playfair approves the bill concerning animal experimentation and would be prepared to introduce it should it be necessary. Believes a bill could be passed by Parliament by September.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Apr [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9958A

From Francis Darwin   1 and 2 May [1875]

Summary

Proofs arrived and Francis is correcting them. Tells Emma Darwin that Amy is delighted about the azaleas. The Ruck family very much like Isabella Bird’s Six months in the Sandwich Islands.

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 and 2 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961F

From Francis Darwin   [4 May 1875]

Summary

Will send corrected proofs [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Francis Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 May 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 274.1: 34
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9961G

From John Murray   1 May [1875]

Summary

JM proposes to print 1000 copies [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 449
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9964

From John Murray   4 May [1875]

Summary

JM agrees to raise number of first printing [of Insectivorous plants] to 1250 if CD will wait for his share of profits until sales reach 750 or 800.

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 450
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9969

From E. B. Tylor   4 May 1875

Summary

EBT’s brother, Alfred Tylor, wishes to visit CD with George Young.

AT’s "pluvial period" theory.

Author:  Edward Burnett Tylor
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 178: 204
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9971

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   6 May [1875]

Summary

Informs CD that Lyon Playfair would introduce the bill in the House of Commons, and that Lord Cardwell and Lord Shaftesbury had agreed to support it, the former introducing the bill in the House of Lords.

Author:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, baronet
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 May [1875]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Darwin - Burdon Sanderson letters RBSC-ARC-1731-1-34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9972A
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