July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO WILLIAM STIRLING ; 24 February 1848; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18480224-TC-WS-01; CL 22: 250-251


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea24 feby 1848—

My dear Sir,

Can you tell me where Glorat is; and specially who “the Sterlings of Glorat” are or were, and how related to your House? My late friend, John Sterling, it appears, was of that “Glorat” branch; an Irish shoot, planted by a Gustavus-Adolphus soldier, who I suppose must have been a Cousin of yours; and I want to know a little how it was.1

You have never come to see me, tho' you were announced by Mr Erskine months ago, and have had ample leisure and conveniences.2 It is very criminal,—I am at home almost daily, from 2 to 3; and we are both of us at home almost every evening at any hour.

Believe me / Yours very truly always / T. Carlyle