RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1878. The declaration against war [with Russia]. The Times (1 May), p. 10.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by John van Wyhe 12.2019. RN1

NOTE: See Darwin to To R. A. T. Gascoyne-Cecil [18 May 1878], The correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 26, p. 204.

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We believe that there has not existed during the past twelve months, and that there does not exist now, any justification whatsoever for a war between Russia and Great Britain, and we should hold our Government guilty of the greatest crime towards this nation should they lead us or allow us to drift into war.


Mr Charles Darwin


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