July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO JAMES CARLYLE ; 20 September 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470920-TC-JC-01; CL 22: 80


Dumfries, Monday (20 Septr) [1847]

Dear Jamie,—I think you would not get this till 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at soonest: I have some thoughts of coming off by the Lockerby Coach at 11 o'clock that same day (tomorrow, Tuesday); and in that case, so far as I can at present compute, you will see me in person, very shortly after reading this Note! If I do not come, then you may infer that, from weather or some other reason, I have put off my journey till Wednesday; and on that day, at the Ecclefechan Station (between 1 and 2 o'clock I think,—but you can see distinctly, in the little Northern Miscellany that lies in my room at Scotsbrig), I shall hope to be landing, with my bag, and stock of flannel goods.— The train and Coach are so convenient, it seems not worth while to give you such a long drive again.1

Tell my Mother I am well, and all are well here. Yesterday and this morning were very wet; now it is brisk and dry again.

Isabella said she could do with Garthwaite2 for a day or two on my behalf: if you see him, I wish you would warn him over as soon as he possibly can.

Yours ever affectionately / T. Carlyle