RECORD: Darwin, C. R. et al. 1882. Memorial on the persecution of Jews in Russia. Manchester Weekly Times (28 January): 5.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by John van Wyhe 12.2019. RN2

NOTE: And the below, transcribed by Christine Chua 9.2020. RN1

The 11th annual report of the Anglo-Jewish Association, p. 51.

APPENDIX A.

PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS IN RUSSIA.

REQUISITION TO THE LORD MAYOR OF LONDON. [Sir Henry Edmund Knight 1817-1905].

TO THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD PAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

MY LORD,

We the undersigned consider that there should be a public expression of opinion respecting the persecutions to which the Jews in various parts of the Russian empire have for a long time past been subjected. We therefore ask your Lordship to be so good as to call, at your earliest convenience, a public meeting for that purpose, at the Mansion House, and that you will be good enough to take the chair on the occasion.

We remain, my Lord,

Faithfully yours.

This document was signed by the following eminent persons.

[…]

Charles Darwin, Esq., F.R.S.


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January 21, 1882.

To the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor of the city of London. [Sir Henry Edmund Knight 1817-1905]

My Lord,—We, the undersigned, consider that there should be a public expression of opinion respecting the persecution which the Jews of Russia have recently and for some time past suffered. We therefore ask your Lordship to be so good as to call, at your earliest convenience, a public meeting for that purpose at the Mansion House, and that you will be good enough to take the chair on the occasion.—We are your Lordship's faithful servants, […]

Charles Darwin.

 


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