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From T. M. Reade   12 January 1877

Jany 12th 77

My dear Sir

I have a letter from Prof Ramsay stating that you wish to read my address to the Lpool Geo Soc. on Geol. Time.—1

The publication of it has been delayed and I am only now correcting the proofs. It will be out shortly and I shall have much pleasure in presenting you with a copy2

In the mean time | I remain dear Sir | Yours faithfully | T. Mellard Reade

Chas Darwin Esq


No letter has been found from CD to Andrew Crombie Ramsay mentioning Reade’s presidential address to the Liverpool Geological Society, ‘On geological time’ (Reade 1876).
Reade’s address had been delivered on 10 October 1876 and was published in the Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society; CD’s copy of Reade 1876 is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL.


Reade, Thomas Mellard. 1876. President’s address. [Read 10 October 1876.] Proceedings of the Liverpool Geological Society 3 (1874–78): 211–35.


TMR’s address ["Geological time" (Presidential Address, 1876), Proc. Liverpool Geol. Soc. 3 (1878): 211–35] not yet published. Will send copy.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Mellard Reade
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
University of Liverpool Library (TMR2.D.1.1)
Physical description
ACCS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10782,” accessed on 8 June 2023,