HAECKEL, Ernst (1834-1919). German biologist and philosopher.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman, possibly Annie Besant, 3 pages 8vo (last page with traces of mounting to the blank reverse), Jena, 4 November 1882. Thanking his correspondent and [Charles] Bradlaugh for sending the National Reformer, expressing interest in their efforts as he is himself a free-thinker and agreeing to being mentioned as a subscriber.
The National Reformer was founded in 1860 by Bradlaugh and Joseph Barker, members of the Sheffield Secular Society. Bradlaugh met Annie Besant, a prominent advocate of women's rights and a member of the Secular Society in London in 1874 and recruited her to work on the magazine.
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