January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 16 February 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420216-TC-JF-01; CL 14: 43


Chelsea, Wednesday [16 February 1842]—

Dear Forster,

Yesterday after your Note I proceeded straight to Fraser;1 who gave me a higgling, timorous, attorney response—and “would require to consult the other executor.” He wished to retain me,2 wished to persuade me that he could (which I questioned or denied); on the whole he talked like an accurate innocent kind of man, but also like an attorney which he is. I am to hear from him without delay; and will directly thereupon apprise you, and call upon the new Booksellers3 to set them into action, if it turn out that anything can be acted.

I wish heartily my Books every leaf of them were in the hands of Ch. and Hall; it would be a real advantage, I believe. We shall try.

My Wife has a disagreeable cold (getting better now), and is prisoner there these days.

As for me— O Heaven!—

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle