From Thomas Walker to William Kemp   [before 11 January 1844?]

Cupar

Thursday | night—

My Dear Sir

I have been very negligent in not acknowledging sooner your very kind communication. I hope you got the paper which I sent to you— I told the manager of our printing to throw off a few slips of your letter which I intended to sent you, but he forgot to do so, which I was very sorry for. You would perceive that I had taken the liberty of altering a few sentences which I hope you will excuse. I shall be most happy to have a communication of a similar kind from you at your convenience. I may may tell you, as you may not have seen it, that your article was copied from the Sentinel into the Scottish Guardian Newspaper which said a good deal for its value. I have been through several parts of Fife since I last wrote you and sincerely did I wish that you had been with me. Between this and Dundee there is, if I mistake not, a splendid specimen of the Glacier productions—and in a deep dell or ravine about three miles from Cupar there are some very curious Geological appearances— I shall spend a spare day now and then in pioneering the way which we must follow when you pay us a visit. I am sure you will be delighted with the journey. I sailed the other week from Newhaven to Largo along the Coast of Fife, and observed is passing a great number of curiosities, such as cav⁠⟨⁠es⁠⟩⁠ rocks &c. I hope you will be able to tell me by a note some of these days that the seeds you spoke of are growing into goodly antediluvian vegetables. You will now be getting through your throng and have a little more time to geologize—

We are all well and liking Cupar as well as we expected. Remember me to Minny and hoping that you are all well | I remain | Dear Sir yours truly | Thomas Walker

Please cite as “KEMP49,” in Ɛpsilon: The William Kemp Collection accessed on 29 February 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/epsilon-testbed/kemp/letters/KEMP49