TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 4 September 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470904-TC-JAC-01; CL 22: 53-54
TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE
Rawdon, 4 Septr, 1847—
Dear Brother,—We quit this place on Monday first: Jane southward, about an hour's railwaying to Barns[ley] and the Newton;1 I northward thro' Manchester and on to Scotsbrig without farther deflection. Jane, who contemplates only a night or so with the Newton, will be home some time early in the week: I too expect to be in Annandale about Tuesday or Wednesday, and to lie quiet there again.
There came a Letter from Jean, who is at Scotsbrig, yesterday: our Mother had been complaining of toothache, cold &c, but was now got into her usual state again: p[oor?] Mother, she is evidently very frail!
I enclosed that Note of Jean's, and your Note, in a Letter to Alick, which according to request I wrote and despatched yesterday.
You did not [say] nor does Varnhagen's2 Letter say, what the German Book specially is that has arrived: but I conclude it to be some Collection of Schiller's Letters to Körner;3 you are right welcome to it till you have done; after that, my turn, when there is a chance.
I write to my Mother a little Note, also to Printer Robson, to &c, and being bound to Leeds also am much hurried. Therefore enough.— Pray leave that other leaf with Anne for Postie, any time on Sunday.
Return me the Varnhagen