October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO SAMUEL LAURENCE ; 30 April 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460430-TC-SL-01; CL 20: 185


Chelsea, 30 April, 1846—

Dear Laurence,

We have several chairs here, three I think of some likelihood: but I doubt it will be difficult to get into the identical posture (which you seem to insist on) in any chair but the one primary chair the Photograph itself came from,—if even in that! However, you had better come here tomorrow evening and try. From four o'clock till the end of daylight, you shall have all manner of scope.

I bethink me of another thing. There is still a Photograph to be sat for; one that is to go to my Mother. Suppose we sent down a chair of our own to Beard's and sat in that;1 and then taking back with us both chair and Shadow, did our best with that?— Tomorrow evening we shall hear what you say, and study to obey it.

Yours always truly / T. Carlyle