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From J. F. McLennan   24 July 1877

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Asks for details on CD’s Descent references to female infanticide.

JFM’s work on the laws of incest finds strong evidence for man’s relation to animals.

Author:  John Ferguson McLennan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11069

From J. F. McLennan   30 July 1877

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Sees abortion as a refinement of infanticide; all such practices originate in female infanticide. Herbert Spencer’s over-speculation.

Author:  John Ferguson McLennan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1877
Classmark:  DAR 171: 25
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11082
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