The Collected Letters, Volume 26


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE; 19 August 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510819-TC-JAC-01; CL 26: 133


Malvern, 19 Augt, 1851—

Dear Brother,

I have now got all your Letters, Sheets &c,1 as you probably have got mine,—the Letter intended for Monday morning would reach you on Monday Evg;—so I will send you Emerson's Letter back,2 with request to take some steps about that American Copy quàm primùm [as soon as possible]. There is yet no Letter to me from “E. P. Clark”; but Emerson's Letter seems to indicate that a bargain is as good as made with some Bibliopoles called “Phillips & Sampson,” on the part of whom, it is probable enough, John Chapman when he called the other day may have been intending to negociate. I think you had better call on the said Chapman, hear what he has to say (if anything on that subject); and if nothing contradictory to what is written in the enclosed Note to E. P. Clark, then to despatch the sheets, with Emersons Book and the said Note, all in one Parcel, to E. P. Clark that he may dispose of them at once, and so rid our hands of them. He is a very faithful punctual creature; and the only danger to be apprehended from him is his writing too much. Of course, you will seal his Note before sending it!

Farie has suddenly landed here last night, and has been hanging on our skirts ever since: he is now loitering about the grounds waiting for Dr Gy; I have stuck the Leader into his hands to get free of him till I do my letters and bath. He speaks of going away immediately again; which will not be amiss!— Our party at Senior's, thanks to Twistleton &c, was very well. I seem to continue improving a little here; and the weather is quite bright again. Do the best you can with those Yankee and other negociations. Yours ever

T. Carlyle

In E. P. Clark's Note is a professed stipulation as to a month's time: see that, and then make Chapman (E. Chapn) aware of it,—please.— Now for the sit-bath!