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From H. W. Monk   27 August 1880

16 Sydney Street | Onslow Square | Chelsea | London S.W.

27th. August 1880—

Professor Darwin

Dear Sir

I have been lecturing in Canada all last winter, and only arrived in England last week—

My purpose is to direct some attention to a great truth which seems to have been hitherto overlooked by the Scientific and Philosophic world; consequently, I naturally wish much to consult with a few men who are the most distinguished for their scientific attainments, before I begin to publish my ideas in England by lecturing or otherwise.1 Would you kindly mention time and place that I could see you— If I could meet any of your friends at the same time, it would of course be so much the better—

Faithfully your’s | Henry Wentworth Monk


While in Canada, Monk had campaigned for the restoration of Palestine as part of a scheme for a world government based in Jerusalem; he resided in England from 1880 to 1883 trying to gain support for his scheme (DCB). No record of Monk’s meeting CD has been found.


Believes he knows some "great truth" and wishes to meet with CD to discuss it.

Letter details

Letter no.
Henry Wentworth Monk
Charles Robert Darwin
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DAR 201: 27
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ALS 2pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12702,” accessed on 23 May 2022,