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From Caroline Kennard   26 December 1881

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The author of a paper on the inferiority of women has cited CD’s Origin as her authority. CK wishes to know if she has satisfactorily represented CD’s views.

Author:  Caroline Augusta Kennard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Dec 1881
Classmark:  DAR 201: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13579

To C. A. Kennard   9 January 1882

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Thinks that "women though generally superior to men [in] moral qualities are inferior intellectually". Believes that men and women may have been aboriginally equal in this respect but that to regain equality women would have to "become as regular ""bread-winners"" as are men". Suspects the education of children and "the happiness of our homes" would greatly suffer in that case.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Caroline Augusta Kennard
Date:  9 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 185: 29
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13607

From C. A. Kennard   28 January 1882

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Argues that women are as regular "bread-winners" as men, though generally unrecognised as such, and that they possess the same qualities as men but lack the educational opportunities. Before women can be judged intellectually inferior to men they must share the same environment and opportunities. With "enlightened intellect, united with her wholesome moral nature" woman could help with the "propagation of the best and the survival of the fittest in the human species".

Author:  Caroline Augusta Kennard
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1882
Classmark:  DAR 185: 31
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13650
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