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To A. C. Ramsay   18 February [1862]1

Down Bromley Kent

Feb. 18th

Dear Ramsay

Many thanks for your note. I should much like to hear your paper & new view on the mountain Lakes,2 but I can seldom stand the hot & late Scientific meetings. I have been for some time wishing to pay you a visit at the Museum & have a little talk, & when next in London I hope to get time to put my wish into execution.—3

Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin


The year is established by the relationship to the letter from A. C. Ramsay, 17 February 1862.
Ramsay 1862. See letter from A. C. Ramsay, 17 February 1862.
Ramsay was on the staff of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, which had its headquarters at the Museum of Practical Geology, Jermyn Street, London.


Would like to hear ACR’s new views on origin of mountain lakes, but cannot stand the hot, late meetings [at Geological Society].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Andrew Crombie Ramsay
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DAR 261 (DH/MS 9: 3)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3453,” accessed on 20 June 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10