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To Lyon Playfair   26 May 1875

Summary

Writes about the Vivisection Bill; there is great fear that it may prevent demonstration dissections on insensible animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  26 May 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Playfair 206)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9994

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

To Lyon Playfair   28 May [1875]

Summary

Writes again on the Vivisection Bill, expresses his desire not to ruin the progress of physiology whilst avoiding useless vivisection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  28 May [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Playfair 207)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9997

To Lyon Playfair   [before 29 April 1875]

Summary

Sends a sketch of a bill on vivisection that he understands LP wishes to see.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  [before 29 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 97: C18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9909

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

To Lyon Playfair   15 May [1875]

Summary

Discusses Vivisection Bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Lyon Playfair, 1st Baron Playfair of St Andrews
Date:  15 May [1875]
Classmark:  Bonhams (dealers) (10 November 2009); DAR 147: 245
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9980

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
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