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(Untitled), 28 Jun 1911

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 2/52/48-49

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Letter from Leonard Darwin, President of the Eugenics Education Society (6 York Buildings, Adelphi, London) to WSC (33 Eccleston Square, [London]) explaining the purpose of the first International Congress of Eugenics, to be held at London University in July 1912. Darwin hopes that the Government will support the congress, adding that it was being held at London University in honour of the late Sir Francis Galton, as the originator of the science of Eugenics. Darwin lists the Vice-Presidents of the society, and invites WSC to become a Vice-President as well, as a way of showing moral support. He also mentions subjects likely to be discussed at the congress, including diminishing the birth rate in certain classes, providing tax relief for large households, and the marriage laws from the Eugenics standpoint. Annotated: "accepted if purely honorary". Signed typescript.


  • Creation: 28 Jun 1911

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