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From M. C. Stanley   14 September 1875

Summary

Thanks CD for telling her "such exact truth". She saw Thomas Carlyle at Keston – the country air has done him good – "he is half sorry to have been so unsociable on his first arrival".

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Sept 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 167
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10157

From M. C. Stanley   22 December 1875

Summary

Lord Derby was pleased by CD’s warm and genuine expression of approval [of his support of Vivisection Bill? see 9933].

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 168
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10318

From M. C. Stanley   19 September 1877

Summary

Count Schouvaloff asserts that CD’s works are prohibited in Russia. Is he not mistaken?

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1877
Classmark:  DAR 162: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11146

From M. C. Stanley   24 May 1878

Summary

Sends fragment of bone from the head of a fish called "Corbin", brought from River Plate by her brother.

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 May 1878
Classmark:  DAR 162: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11528

From Lady Derby   16 October 1881

Summary

Has read Earthworms with great interest. Remembers CD once said, laughing, that he was finding that "worms could revolutionise the world". CD has succeeded in proving greatness of their power.

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Oct 1881
Classmark:  DAR 162: 171
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13406

From M. C. Stanley   4 June 1872

Summary

Sackville Cecil would like to be present with Francis Galton at one of William Crookes’s séances. Can CD arrange it?

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 162: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8369

From M. C. Stanley   16 July 1873

Summary

Sends a bottle containing fish which Lord Arthur Russell had promised to send.

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1873
Classmark:  DAR 162: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8980

From M. C. Stanley   [16 November 1871]

Summary

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.

Author:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9208

To M. C. Stanley   [18 November 1871]

Summary

Much perplexed by W. Crookes’s article. He can neither disbelieve nor believe. Article has removed some of his difficulty in that the supposed power is not an anomaly. Hopes men such as G. G. Stokes will be induced to witness Crookes’s experiments.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Date:  [18 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 143: 384
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9209

From Emma Darwin to M. C. Stanley   12 November [1879]

Summary

ED asks MCS (Lady Derby) if Lord Derby would consider signing petitions from Mr Olmsted.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  Mary Catherine Stanley, countess of Derby
Date:  12 Nov [1879]
Classmark:  Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool Central Library (920 DER (15) 43/9/23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12314F
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