January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 14 April 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450414-TC-MAC-01; CL 19: 54-55


My dear Mother,—I am well; but busier than ever, with the Printers jingling away at my heels, and a whirl of paper-clippings and confusions of every sort about my ears!— I will have a few minutes, however, for writing to my good Mother before long. Jane is pretty well too; getting better as the season gets on. We are still very windy, cold, and clashy [stormy].— I have some thoughts of getting a Horse, as Alick recommends:1 if Jamie were near me, I think I should commission him to buy me one;—but we cannot pack a Dumfries Horse into a bandbox, and send it by Pickford!2

I leave this with the Dr, whom I saw last night.3 Perhaps he will add a few words more before sending it off. My blessings with you all.— Keep out of these wild winds and rains, dear Mother!

Your affectionate /

T. C.

Chelsea, Monday
13 [14] April 18454