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To E. H. Stanley   15 April 1875


CD has helped leading physiologists to prepare a draft bill for legislation with regard to vivisection, and he hopes Lord Derby will support the bill and mention it to ministers of the Cabinet. Has heard that other groups are preparing bills for the same purpose, and feels it important that the science of physiology be protected as well as animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Henry Stanley, 15th earl of Derby
Date:  15 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C22–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9933

From E. H. Stanley   17 April 1875


He is honoured by CD’s selection of him as the medium of communication with Government. The matter [Vivisection Bill] now lies with the Home Secretary.

Author:  Edward Henry Stanley, 15th earl of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 162
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9938
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