Here you will find a perspective on the 19th century like no other, through the words of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Browse over 10,000 of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume. We invite you to explore a correspondence that features some of the most influential artistic, philosophic, and literary personalities of the day.


Welcome to the Carlyle Letters Online

Duke University Press is proud to present this digital archive based on the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. To learn more about the history and development of both projects, please read The Online Project and The Printed Edition. Find out more about the project by watching our video here.

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