The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO WILLIAM DOUGAL CHRISTIE ; 6 April 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400406-TC-WDC-01; CL 12: 96-97


Chelsea, Monday Morng [6? April 1840].

My dear Sir,

Yesterday by accident I came to understand that we had made a mistake in our Lithograph: the date of Hooper's is not 10 but 13.1 Pray have this rectified in time. Would it not be good moreover to speak to Hooper first on the matter!— Cole will take charge of 20 Prospectuses so soon as they are printed, and of 10 more inclosed in Circulars without address. He promises farther to afford certain Lists, that will assist us in addressing the general 1,000. Pray write to him accordingly (Hooper's) when the day comes. I beg you farther to concentrate all your attention on this general problem of the addresses. Forster and you and Spedding ought also to have a fit advertisement for the Newspapers ready.2— Finally why do you not write an emphatic Pamphlet on this,3—and a dozen emphatic Newspaper articles? Stir the waters; stir them, leave no rest till they are all in white froth,—and the Sea-goddess of a Library born, and floated safe to land thereby!

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle

13. Pall Mall East
10 April, 1840

for the Lithographer4