to his Uncle
"My Dear Uncle,
In my undergraduate days, a residence in Gottingen
during the Long Vacation of 1874 was a critical point in
my life. Then for the first time, under the tuition of
Professor THEODOR BENEFREY, I came into close relations
with a great scholar of the modern type, and gained some
insight into modern methods of literary investigation;
and my thoughts have ever since turned towards the
border lands between European and Asiatic civilisation.
That visit, like many other things, I owe to you; and
now I send you the result, such as it is, the best that
I can do, asking that you will allow it to go forth with
your name attached to it.
I remain always, your affectionate nephew,
WILLIAM MITCHELL RAMSAY."
King's College, Aberdeen, 17th September, 1895
W. M. Ramsay , "St. Paul the Traveller and the Roman
Citizen" Fourth Ed. (London, Hodder and Stoughton,