1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 5 September 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18540905-TC-JN-01; CL 29: 143-144


Chelsea, 5 Septr, 1854—

Dear Neuberg,

I am very sorry I missed you today: I had gone to look at a mass of old German-Ambassador Papers (Sir Thos Robinson of Vienna's, the now Lord de Grey's grandfather), which will perhaps yield some fraction of result one day; I did not get home till near six.

You must not go to Germany without seeing me,—unless you are very busy indeed. I am at home, I think, every night this week, except Thursday;1 and shall be glad of you at tea.— Never mind that scribbled rubbish I gave you: it really is hardly of the slightest moment whether it ever be copied; don't let it bother you at all.2

Here meanwhile a3 certain other queries for your Gelehrten [scholars] and you. The Paper has lain beside me, and got an accession from time to time. This also is to be understood as a thing you are to handle lightly;—keep it in view, as you have opportunity, but do not let it burden you.4

Moir was here the other night (Chapman's man);5 but I do not think much good is to be done with him at present.

Yours, in hopes of soon seeing you, / T. Carlyle