From William Stevenson to William Kemp   24 January [1860-4?]

Dunse,

24th. Jany. 18[6]⁠⟨⁠ ⁠⟩⁠

Mr. Wm. Kemp | Galashiels

My Dear Sir

It is now a long tim⁠⟨⁠e⁠⟩⁠ since I heard from you.— I shou⁠⟨⁠ld⁠⟩⁠ like much to have a note fro⁠⟨⁠m⁠⟩⁠ you, were it only to inform m⁠⟨⁠e⁠⟩⁠ how you are getting on now.— ⁠⟨⁠I⁠⟩⁠ trust you continue to enjoy good health.—

I beg to enclose a copy of my lecture on the Geological History of the S.E. of Scotland, which I intended to have deli⁠⟨⁠vered⁠⟩⁠ last year in your good tow⁠⟨⁠n.⁠⟩⁠ I was asked by some of the Berwick folks to give them a ⁠⟨⁠le⁠⟩⁠cture & as this one was ready I ⁠⟨⁠ag⁠⟩⁠reed at once to do so.— I could ⁠⟨⁠n⁠⟩⁠ot have undertaken to lecture ⁠⟨⁠i⁠⟩⁠n Galashiels this winter, as the ⁠⟨⁠j⁠⟩⁠ourney would have taken two ⁠⟨⁠w⁠⟩⁠hole days, whereas I went down ⁠⟨⁠to⁠⟩⁠ Berwick after office hours in ⁠⟨⁠th⁠⟩⁠e evening & was only a little ⁠⟨⁠be⁠⟩⁠yond my usual time next ⁠⟨⁠m⁠⟩⁠orning.— Altho’ I have not ⁠⟨⁠q⁠⟩⁠uite so much to do for the ⁠⟨⁠s⁠⟩⁠ame money as formerly & altho’ ⁠⟨⁠I⁠⟩⁠ have my evenings generally to ⁠⟨⁠m⁠⟩⁠yself, yet having no one behind ⁠⟨⁠m⁠⟩⁠e ⁠⟨⁠in⁠⟩⁠ the office I have more difficulty in ⁠⟨⁠g⁠⟩⁠etting a day or two than I had ⁠⟨⁠b⁠⟩⁠efore.—

I hope you will manage ⁠⟨⁠to⁠⟩⁠ visit us this Spring or Summer⁠⟨⁠. I⁠⟩⁠ should like much to see you ⁠⟨⁠&⁠⟩⁠ have a crack over philosophica⁠⟨⁠l subjects ⁠⟨⁠as rest of line excised⁠⟩⁠

With kindest regards ⁠⟨⁠to⁠⟩⁠ Miss Kemp and your Sons hoping to hear from you soo⁠⟨⁠n⁠⟩⁠ | I remain | My Dear Sir | Your’s Ever Sincere⁠⟨⁠l⁠⟩⁠y | Wm. Stevens⁠⟨⁠on⁠⟩⁠

Please cite as “KEMP52,” in Ɛpsilon: The William Kemp Collection accessed on 23 February 2024, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/epsilon-testbed/kemp/letters/KEMP52