January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO JOHN HARLAND ; 21 March 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450321-TC-JHA-01; CL 19: 45


Chelsea, 21 March, 1845—

Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your Cromwell Letter, copied out of the Dublin Book. It has just come in time, and will get fairly into print. I think you have given me the exact Title of the Volume in the Trinity-College Catalogue, whereby it may be with all clearness indicated to any one that wants to verify it?1 There is no doubt about the Signature. I shall make out the rest, and elucidate it from sources here.— Give yourself at present no trouble about the other matters on my account. This Letter is valuable; and so might certain of the others be: but they belong to a class which, in its actual state (wagonloads of unsorted confusion), belongs rather to the category of Lumber, and requires resolutely to be shovelled into the corner if one would make any way.

Bradshaw's Life, if it be a Life at all, especially if there be any likelihood that it is Bradshaw's own writing, might well deserve the attention of your Cheetham Society.2

Martindale's Life, if you have no other use for it, will be in good time for me three months hence.3

With kind regards to Mr Ballantyne, and many thanks to yourself,

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle