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Leonard Darwin letter to Charles Davenport about sterilization

Leonard Darwin letter to Charles Davenport about sterilization
Leonard Darwin letter to Charles Davenport about sterilization
438. Nov.1 22 Crisps's Corner, Forest Row, Sussex. Dear Dr. Davenport, They say that ladies leave as a casual end to their letters any messages that may give trouble. I will take the opposite course. I am very anxious to get two copies of that evidence on sterilization which I think you said was being printed at Chicago. One is wanted in connection with certain Eugenics undertaken about feeblemindedness. I should, therefore, be very much obliged if you would ask the proper authority to send me two and the account at the same time. I received the Rules all right, together with your nice note written from the Olympic. As you say, it was very pleasant being thrown together during that fortnight, and I am inclined to believe that the most useful as well as the pleasantest results from these international gatherings come from the personal friendships then mades[?]. I have not yet sent the invitation to Germany, because Sir A. Schuster says he believes that all the leading scientific societies in Germany are so conservative they will not recognize Eugenics. I am thinking of writing to [illegible] Lumborg (? spelling) to ask their advice. I shall see Sir A. Schuster tomorrow, and that may clear the air. When I say "sent the invitation to Germany" I mean sent the letter of enquiry. I have just been glancing at a book by one Pek, on fertility and food xc; and it seems to me great rubbish. It is a rival to my cuckoo theory! Hoping you are having a good passage, and with apologies for bothering you. Yours very sincerely, Leonard Darwin.
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