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Darwin Correspondence Project

From J. S. Burdon Sanderson   10 April 1875

April 10 1875

Dear Mr Darwin,

If the alterations as I have made them seem to you sufficient I think we may make them without consulting any of those who have already signed, for they involve no change even of words—only change of order & arrangement. The changes are however sufficient I think to avoid risk of misconstruction.1

I am afraid that I shall not be at home tomorrow after 10.30 but I will come and see you before that time or at one oclock if it appears to you desirable. If in passing you will leave a card for me with the hour on it I will understand.2

very truly yours | J B Sanderson


CD had sent Burdon Sanderson a fair copy of a petition to regulate vivisection (see letter to J. S. Burdon Sanderson, 7 April [1875] and n. 2).
CD was staying at his daughter Henrietta Emma Litchfield’s house at 2 Bryanston Street, London, from 6 to 12 April 1875 (Emma Darwin’s diary (DAR 242)).


Discusses the handling of the Memorial concerning animal experimentation.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9922A,” accessed on 14 August 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23