August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE; 18 January 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470118-TC-MAC-01; CL 21:138.


Chelsea, 17 [18] jany (Monday) 1847

My dear good Mother,

We are just in the agony of getting off, all busy packing &c &c: and here, before going, I will send you a little article called a “Bosom-friend,” which I have had lying waiting for you this while past. You put it within your stays; you will find it a warm kind of thing, and will remember me as you wear it.

We are in tolerable heart for travelling; have a day as good as we could look for in this time; calm, tho' grey: we hope to get into sunshine when we have left the London region.— I will write you the second post after this, to say how we have fared,—that is to say, if the post at Alverstoke permit such expedition.

This Letter came to the Dr this morning. I leave his Address here with the Postman too.— Take care of yourself, dear Mother! Adieu to one and all of you,—for two posts, we hope!

Ever your affectionate

T. Carlyle

The address is: Hon. W. B. Baring, Alverstoke, Hants.—tell Jack to write.