The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO J. W. PARKER ; 12 February 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530212-TC-JWP-01; CL 28: 38-39


Chelsea, Feb. 12, 1853.


The bearer of this is M. Montégut, of the Revue des Deux Mondes, whom I have seen twice, and several of whose pieces I have read,—decidedly with a favourable impression towards him. He has a clear and delicate intelligence, a fine talent of expression and composition, and appears to be every way an amiable and accomplished young man.

Being on a visit to this country, with time on his hands, it has struck him he might perhaps write something acceptable for Fraser; and he requests me to introduce him to you for a consultation on that object. He has clearly a good talent for writing to his own countrymen on English subjects; perhaps, under your advice, and with a good translator, he might succeed in writing something to the English on French subjects, upon which of course he is full of knowledge new to us here. If he had a judicious translator to consult with, it would clearly be a great help. At all events, I think a few minutes of your time will not be ill spent on such an offer, from such a man; and to him your words cannot but throw light on the project he has. Pray let him be welcome to you on those terms.

I remain always,

Yours truly,


J. W. Parker, Esq.
142 West Strand.