The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT ; 9 December 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18521209-TC-UC-01; CL 27: 364


Chelsea, 9 Decr, 1852—

Dear Madam,

Your Cromwell Letter was printed, sixty years ago, in the Annual Register (for 1793 / xxxv. 358–60); it now also stands in the second and in the third Edition of Cromwell's Letters and Speeches, in its due place,1 tho' I had not fallen in with it when the First Edition was published.

If you look strictly, I suppose you will find that yours is not the original, but a Copperplate Facsimile; of which sort I have seen Copies of other Cromwell Letters: the original of this, at any rate (as you may see in the Annual Register for 1793, in the place above referred to), is now in the British Museum (Additional Ayscough Mss. 5015, art. 25).

With many thanks for the trouble you have taken, I remain,

Dear Madam / Yours truly

T. Carlyle