The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO WILLIAM STRUDWICKE; 19 April 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500419-TC-WST-01; CL 25: 65-66


Chelsea, / 19 April, 1850

Dear Sir,

With your permission I will keep this Ticket, as a memento, of your and the other Gentleman of the Committee's kindness to me, which is grateful and valuable, and should not be forgotten;—but I am grieved to answer withal that I cannot make use of it, or attend on the Wednesday Evg as invited.

Your first Letter has lain these three days, among a crowd of others, waiting for a moment of leisure which did not hitherto arrive; had I noted more precisely the near approach of the day fixed, I wd certainly have answered sooner. Pray forgive my seeming negligence; and accept my thanks and regrets.

Wishing cordially the best results to your social Institution,1 and success to the benevolent men that labour in it,

I remain / Sincerely yours

T. Carlyle

Wm Strudwicke Esqr
Secy &c &c