October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO C. H. COOPER ; 21 June 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460621-TC-CHC-01; CL 20: 213-214


Chelsea, 21 june, 1846—

Dear Sir,

I yesterday marked for you at the Bookseller's a Copy of the Second Edition of Cromwell, which I have now at last happily got off my hands: your Cambridge Portfolio and the other volume of Charity Reports are to be enclosed in the Parcel; enclosed also are the Dean of Ely's Mss. about Hand's Letter and the Ely Feoffees, which you wished to possess after I had done with it.1 The whole will be sent to some Cambridge Bookseller, by the earliest conveyance; and, I hope, may be safe in your hands about the beginning of next month at latest.

It only remains now that I return you very hearty thanks once more for all your courtesy and helpfulness to me in this matter; and earnestly urge you to go on with your own researches, which cannot fail, when gone into with such exactness, to become more and more interesting, the more the public feeling is awakened to the meaning of those old times. I find more clearly than before that Cambridge, as Chief Town and Garrison of the Eastern Association, was a very important place during the Civil War; and I persuade myself there remain yet many points of its history to be elicited in that respect.

Believe me always / Yours with many thanks & regards

T. Carlyle

H. C.2 Cooper Esq