From John Younger to William Kemp   25 November 1841

St. Boswells

25 November 1841

To William Kemp

My Dear friend

I send you this box of specimen⁠⟨⁠s⁠⟩⁠ being comparitively, of little use to me—therefore you need set no value on the present—

I have seen your letter in the Kelso Chronicle regarding the Glacier Theory—and the Bedshiel Kaimes. I am not more astonish⁠⟨⁠ed⁠⟩⁠ with the sublimity of your ideas, than charmed with your manner of expressing them!— I do not believe there is better, or more poetical, description in the world’s print.

I have no time to write you at length at present, but shall long for leisure to see you— And whoever your corresponding friend in the Chronicle may turn out to be I shall, if life and health then permit, beg to be your henchman (to carry your bag &c) on a spring or summer perigrination to these Kaimes (this of course in all civility, only as it may suit the taste, or views of yourself and friend)   The imagination once awakened, I am such an enthusiast. I must see these Kaimes—and Dogden Moss—And I would rather of course it were with you than with all the world else—

Yours faithfully John Younger

[Addressed] To William Kemp | Galashiels | with a box | of specimens of stones | from various districts

Please cite as “KEMP17,” in Ɛpsilon: The William Kemp Collection accessed on 30 November 2023,