1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT; 12 January 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18540112-TC-UC-01; CL 29: 13-14


Chelsea, 12 jany, 1854—

Dear Sir,

Dr Loss of Dorchester, concerning whom you inquire, is not in any way known to me, except from Wood, who by the passage in his Athenae there referred to (and I recollect no other bearing on the subject), seems to have possessed, or had access to, the old Dr's “Notebook,” and quotes a line in Latin from it.1 I suspect, the Notebook will now, if extant at all, be extremely difficult to discover. Possible that it may be in some of the Libraries at Oxford:—I do not recollect what became of Anthony Wood's Mss. and Books when he died:2—but you have the reference to Dr Bliss's Edition of Wood, at that p. 19 of Cromwell;3 and might institute inquiries at Oxford; most hopefully, I should say, in the Bodleian Library there, if you found it worth while.— This, I regret to say, is all the light I have or ever had on the subject.

Believe me / Yours very sincerely / T. Carlyle