October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO C. K. J. BUNSEN ; 27 December 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18451227-TC-CKJB-01; CL 20: 80


Chelsea, 27 Decr, 1845—

My dear Sir,

Returning last night from the Hampshire coast where we have been of late weeks, I find your very obliging packet waiting me here. The Letter had been already forwarded to me. Many thanks for your Gift. Cannabich1 and the two modern Maps I will keep, as things useful to me, and agreeably bringing me in mind of you. The Kruse2 shall be taken care of, and duly returned. My curiosity about Prussia, as about the Practical Heart of Germany, continues to increase. Again many thanks.

We are now at last stationary for the winter; and hope to see you from time to time,—beginning before long. From my Brother last night I had a very mournful account of poor Brandis;3 fallen almost totally blind—totally destitute of sight;—destitute of many other things he has long been; yet with excellent qualities too, poor fellow!

Believe me always / Yours with many kind regards

T. Carlyle