The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 9 February 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520209-TC-JAC-02; CL 27: 37


Chelsea, 9 feby [1852]

Dear Brother,— I know not whether, on the foregoing paperkins,1 I have quite written a thing that you can shew to Adamson (or at least, send to him by post); indeed it was not till near the end that I fairly came upon that thot, tho' it was dimly at work behind my pen:—at all events, I will add on this separate sheet all that remains on general topics.

I send the Yankee Letter, spoken of to my Mother:2 his general enthusiasm may amuse her for a little. I also send Jamie's (and Mary's) Books on Sterling, by post, today: I was always intending to make up some general railway-parcel, of old clothes and etceteras; but the stock is too poor, the difficulties make me boggle: in short, I will let that enterprise lie for the present. This morning I received the Hamilton Newspaper and address in Jenny's hand, of the first of which I send a clipping with the date, and the Second of which comes in extenso,—to be a little comfort to my Mother's anxieties. I have lost Jenny's street in Hamilton: if you will remember to send it me, I will forward her some kind of symbol or message by and by. Item I think of sending a small purse (£25 or so) to poor little Jane (Sandy's Jane) on her wedding day:3 Adamson is the man, is he not, and the way plain?—

Dear Brother, this is all; I am hurried beyond measure, and have done little else but write Letters for a week (every forenoon): Heigho! I will write to you soon again,—perhaps you sooner to me? Kindest regards to all, and blessings to my dear Mother. We are well; have very wet weather. Yours ever,— T. C.

der Brief von Gatan Kommt heute,—bestätigtmich (wünschlichst) im eignen Vorsatz Dank; das ist alles wohl.4