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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Edward Cardwell   29 April 1875

74 Eaton Square

29 April. 1875


I beg you will accept my thanks for your letter & for the enclosure.1 I am very glad that the subject has engaged your attention, & I trust that the result may be the adoption of a course of proceeding which, in your words, will protect animals from the needless suffering to which they are now sometimes subjected,—& may not prevent the future progress of physiology.

I propose to consult confidentially with one or two of those who take a great interest in the subject: & have the honour to remain, Sir, Yours faithfully | Cardwell

Charles Darwin Esqr.


CD had enclosed a draft vivisection bill with his letter to Cardwell of [before 29 April 1875].


Acknowledges CD’s letter and enclosure on vivisection.

Letter details

Letter no.
Edward Cardwell, 1st Viscount Cardwell
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Eaton Square, 74
Source of text
DAR 161: 47
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9957,” accessed on 29 March 2020,

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