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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Charles Bradlaugh   6 June 1877

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Summary

CD would prefer not to be a witness in court. In any case CD’s opinion is strongly opposed to that of CB and Annie Besant. Has read only notices of their book [Charles Knowlton, Fruits of philosophy, with preface by the publishers A. Besant and C. Bradlaugh (1877)] but believes artificial checks to the natural rate of human increase are very undesirable and that the use of artificial means to prevent conception would soon destroy chastity and, ultimately, the family.

Summary

CD would prefer not to be a witness in court. In any case CD’s opinion is strongly opposed to that of CB and Annie Besant. Has read only notices of their book [Charles Knowlton, Fruits of philosophy, with preface by the publishers A. Besant and C. Bradlaugh (1877)] but believes artificial checks to the natural rate of human increase are very undesirable and that the use of artificial means to prevent conception would soon destroy chastity and, ultimately, the family.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10988
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Charles Bradlaugh
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 202: 32
Physical description
AdraftS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10988,” accessed on 18 August 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-10988

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