The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL ; 30 April 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520430-TC-JSM-01; CL 27: 98-99


Chelsea, 30 April, 1852—

Dear Mill,

Can you or Mrs Mill1 send me the address of Miss Gillies (“Miss Margaret Mary Gillies”), with whom, as I remember out of old days, both of you used to be well acquainted.2 It appears there has some rumour reached America of Miss Gillies being in possession of certain Papers belonging to or connected with the late Margaret Fuller (whose Biography you may perhaps have heard of); and I am charged with a pious message to Miss Gillies on that subject.3 Pray help me so far.

I respect your solitude; and indeed find it necessary myself to cultivate the same, as years grow upon me. No truer wish for the happiness of you both dwells anywhere than here,—which is of some use to myself if of none to any other body.

Believe me, dear Mill / Yours always very sincerely /

T. Carlyle