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To J. S. Burdon Sanderson   15 and 19 April [1875]


Has written to Lord Derby about the vivisection issue and urged him to speak to the proper members of the Cabinet to prevent "hasty legislation versus science". CD offered to send the sketch of the bill that has been drafted or a small deputation to wait on any member of the Cabinet. Lubbock does not think the petition should be presented as he feels sure that nothing will be done this session.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott Burdon Sanderson, 1st baronet
Date:  15 and 19 Apr 1875
Classmark:  University of the Witwatersrand, Historical Papers Research Archive (A237f, letters to Sir John Burdon Sanderson)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9934

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  • John Lubbock was MP for Maidstone ( ODNB ). Richard Buckley Litchfield had assisted in drafting the bill (see letter to R.  B.  Litchfield, [24 April 1875] ). The home secretary was Richard Assheton Cross . Michael Foster
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