August 1843-March 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 17


TC TO HENRY ALWORTH MEREWETHER ; 13 February 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440213-TC-HAM-02; CL 17: 266-267


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 13 feby, 1844—

Dear Sir,

Mr Craik, whom you very kindly received the other day, gives me to understand that a formal request drawn up on my part, and duly presented to the Common Council by your good furtherance, would probably open the way to some inspection of the City Records for the object described. I have drawn up such a request,1 and will now commend it to your charitable help. When there is any answer from the Authorities perhaps you will have the goodness to let me know.

In one part of the Letter, it now strikes me, there is some allusion made to a deputy: “I, or some person better fitted.” The “person” meant here is the Mr Craik whom you saw; and it would be a new obligation if the way were opened for him also; but if that occasion difficulty, I will beg you to suppress that.

With many thanks and regards / I subscribe myself / Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle