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From M. C. Stanley   [16 November 1871]1

Holwood | Beckenham

Thursday Evg

Dear Mr. Darwin

I could not lose a moment on my return home2—& read the article most eagerly. You will be obliged to believe that Mr Crookes has “a craze”.3 It staggers me a good deal.—but I know that my imagination is apt to overpower my judgment!—

I wish I had seen you after you had read the article. I shd. have liked so much to hear what effect it produced on you!—

Yrs very sincerely | M C Derby


W. Crookes’s article ["Enquiry into phenomena called spiritual", Q. J. Sci. n.s. 4 (1874): 77–97] "staggers" her. Would like to know CD’s opinion.

Letter details

Letter no.
Stanley, M. C.
Darwin, C. R.
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Holwood, Beckenham
Source of text
DAR 162: 163
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9208,” accessed on 25 October 2016,