The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 2 March 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510302-TC-JN-01; CL 28: 58-59


Chelsea, 2 March, 1851 [1853]—

Dear Neuberg,

I am charmed to hear you say there is no danger of these Bonn Prints.

As the Ashburtons are all in the country, and the affair is wholly entrusted to me to bring into order (with only Doyle, a noted Engraver, to help in selecting from the duplicate Prints), you will oblige me very much if you will yourself undertake this preliminary function of getting the Packet home to Bath House,—from the Custom house, or from Regent's Circus,1 or wherever it may be. You know how helpless I am in regard to such things! Permit me therefore to be so impudent as to make this request.

Whatever money is due, please pay out at once, and I will refund. And have the goodness to report progress, and let us get the whole thing done, as soon as possible! I cannot write to warn Doyle to meet me till this preliminary part is finished.

We are at home every evg this week; I daily going out, as usual, about 3.— On Sunday evg poor little Montégut is coming, to take farewell on returning to Paris.

In very great haste, / Yours ever truly / T. Carlyle.