April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


TC TO [JOHN CHAPMAN] ; 4 October 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18441004-TC-JCH-01; CL 18: 229


Chelsea, 4 Octr, 1844

Dear Sir,

As this Proof1 is again altogether correct or nearly altogether, I think we may adopt the method you suggest: pray let me have the Perfect Copy (as the Printers call it) of the successive sheets, beginning with the first; and—your own vigilance continuing unabated,—that shall suffice.

I have some acquaintance with Sergt Talfourd; but was never at his house, nor ever had him here; farther I am uncertain whether he's at present in town. However, I have now written to an acquaintance we have in common for light as to the matter;2 and if I find any feasibility, will certainly call upon him for Emerson's sake: at all events I will, as soon as there is any conclusion either way, punctually let you know.

Yours truly /

T. Carlyle.