The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 17 January 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18390117-TC-JF-01; CL 11: 6-7


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, 17th Jany, 1839

My dear Sir,

Inclosed is the Prospectus of a Scheme;1 which I would wish much to interest you in. The Paper is not mine; except by adoption,—as who knows but it may become yours! To judge by your line of research, you must have many times felt the want we complain of.

It is pretty confidently expected that we shall get some half dozen of the best Names to print as guarantees, and start with for signatures. Saml Rogers, Lord Landsdown,2 Aberdeen,3 Northampton;4 Hallam,5 Sir James Clarke, Sir Henry Inglis: these have already agreed, or are understood to be in the way of agreeing.6— If we could withal engage you and your resources in our behalf! What might not a right manifesto of your promulgating do.

I have just finished your Cromwell;7 and am in zealous search of the foregoing Lives.8

Believe me, / My dear Sir, / Yours very truly, / T. Carlyle