1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


JWC TO ELIZA SNOWDEN; 4 January 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550104-JWC-ESN-01; CL 29: 231


[4? January 1855]

My dear Eliza

Please dont send the picture for a fortnight—as Mr Tait1 is so busy just at present that it will not be convenient for him to photograph it for some little time— The week after next he said he would do it for me— If it is already sent—and you are rather rapid in your movements, I know, when there is any obliging thing to be done—why then you will just have [to] do without it for longer than I intended when I asked.

I wish I had been a little stronger the day you were here; to have made your visit more agreeable, when you had come all that long way to see me. I felt so languid and poorly that day, I was sure you must all have felt it very stupid Yesterday I was worse and am only just out of bed (one oclock)—but the sun is shining for a wonder, and I am going to venture out a little—there is no hope for me to recover my sleep and get well till I can take exercise in the open air—

My kind regards to you all and a kiss to Athol!!2

Yours ever affectionately / Jane Carlyle