Date Published: 1882 to 1893
Binding: No binding
Herbert Spencer was a British philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and political commentator, noted for his advocacy of evolution and social Darwinism theory of evolution, who achieved an influential synthesis of knowledge, advocating the preeminence of the individual over society and of science over religion.
The collection has 6 items dating from 1882 to 1893, specifically, three manuscript letters and three carte-de-visite card photos.
3 Manuscript letters:
• ALS to John Bright (the British Radical and Liberal statesman), 4-1/2 x 7 inches, 2pp., dated 1 April 1882, re giving him a copy of Political Institutions, asks Bright to look at the last three chapters, Spencer taking an active part in the Anti-Aggression League.
• ALS to Mr. Brown, 4-3/8 x 7 inches, 1pp., dated 9 February 1883, re his travel plans to London, “You must not return to town on Monday unless you wish….”
• ALS to Kegan Paul, his publisher, 4-1/2 x 7 inches, 1pp., dated 12 January 1893, has no objection to critical argument or attacks on his views, even the most trenchant, but he spoke of the book as “elaborate calumny with “libellous statements”.
• Carte-de-visite, 4-1/4 x 6-5/8 inches The London Stereoscopic & Photography Company, n.d..
• Cabinet card, 2-1/4 x 4 inches Elliott and Fry Publishers, Gaston Bernard Photographies, n.d.
• Photo postcard of Spencer 3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches, from Russia, n.d.
Collection on consignment with LDRB.
Very Good. Item #8690