From the Dempster Family Archive.
The following 13 images are page scans from loose pages that essentially comprise a good earlier draft of Chapter Seven of Dempster's (1996) Evolutionary Concepts in the 19th Century. Anyone comparing this draft with the final product might smile at the typical diplomacy that characterised how Dempster toned his true feelings down between drafts and print. In the final paragraph of Chapter 7 of his published book gone are the harsh words of telling speculation about there being no evidence of Darwin being pretty dim whilst studying at Edinburgh University.
This material, from the Dempster Private Family Archive, is released into the public domain because it might be of profound interest to any Darwin scholars who have not yet read any of Dempster's superb evidence-led criticism of Darwin's dual lack of originality and abundance of sly self-celebratory dishonesty. Moreover, I expect it may be of value to those interested in studying how Dempster felt compelled to make his criticisms of Darwin more palatable to the scientific mainstream, which some call the "scientific establishment".