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Title Lind-af-Hageby Libel Case
Date 1913
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Name Lind-af-Hageby, Emilia Augusta Louise, 1878-1963
Description Incomplete set of notes of proceedings in anti-vivisection cause célèbre, 1913. Notes for the first two days of the case are missing. (Also the last day appears to be missing).
Historical Background The case was a cause celebre for the antivivisection movement. Miss Emilia Augusta Louise Lind-af-Hageby (1878-1963) was a Swedish lady settled in England, founder of the Animal Defence and Anti-Vivisection Society. For biographical details, see Who Was Who, Vol VI. In 1911 she was responsible for opening a shop in Piccadilly displaying the horrors of vivisection. In May 1912 two articles by Dr C W Saleeby appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette representing her anti-vivisection campaign as based on lies and falsification. Miss Lind-af-Hageby then brought a suit for libel against Dr Saleeby, with his co-defendents W Waldorf Astor, proprietor of the Pall Mall Gazette, J L Garvin, the editor, and D C Forrester, the printer. She conducted her own case, and the action lasted from 1st-23rd April 1913. A summary account of the case and its significance can be found in E Westacott: A Century of Vivisection and Anti-Vivisection (The C W Daniel Co, Ltd, Ashingdon, Rochford, Essex, England, 1949), pp 502-505. Miss Lind-af-Hageby lost the case but obtained valuable publicity for the anti-vivisection cause.
Acquisition Details This set of proceedings in the case of Lind-af-Hageby v Astor and others, unfortunately incomplete, was received from Dr Edwin Clarke. It appears that they were formerly in the Duchess of Hamilton's collection and purchased by Dr Clarke from a dealer.
Accession Number 241
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Subject Vivisection
Subject Animals
Subject Veterinary Medicine
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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