July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO MARGARET A. CARLYLE ; 13 November 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18471113-TC-MAC-01; CL 22: 156-157


Chelsea, Saturday afternoon (13 November 1847]

My dear Mother,—My time is quite gone, over these Proofsheets &c (for Fraser, which you shall see by and by);—and I have not a moment to write you all I intended. But here is a Pair of Woollen Soles for your Cloth-boots, which Jane got for me yesterday (after I had delayed too long); I hope they will fit your lined boots, and keep your feet considerably warmer. Wear them, and think of us!— I never acknowledged the bar of Soap you sent me: thanks, thanks, had it been a wedge of Gold, it could not better have testified your affection to me, dear Mother!—

I got Jamie's Letter and advertisement about the Satur affairs:1 tell him we are attending to it, Jack and [I];2 and that I will write to him soon on the subject, and perhaps also to Stewart.

Our weather here has grown frosty since yesterday, and is very bright, and when out of the sunshine very cold. We are all well: I am busy, as you heard, with these Cromwell Proofsheets for Fraser, which I will send you the result of, before long. Jane had a very bad headache the other day, and was in great misery for several hours, but is now quite recovered, and even better than usual: gone out to walk while the sun shines, a pretty while ago.— There will probably some Book come for you about the beginning of next month:3 I am very glad to hear of your diligence with Luther.4 Keep out of the cold, dear Mother. Give Isabella and Jamie and all of them our kindest regards.

Ever your affectionate

T. Carlyle

Mrs Carlyle, Scotsbrig / Ecclefechan