1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 22 January 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550122-TC-JN-01; CL 29: 241-242


Chelsea, 22 jany, 1855—

Dear Neuberg,

We placed your absence last night to account of snowy roads; and flatter ourselves it was not Catarrh or any sinister Cause.1

I have to be at Tait's (Painter's) on Thursday about 2 p.m! so will take the State-Paper Office that morning, if it suit you;—it is becoming very necessary for me to have the “Extracts” in hand; at least and lowest, to fix upon them! If they do not come before very long, I shall have to struggle thro' the Period witht them,—or with what I can remember of them by looking at them once.— Pray think over in your own mind what it is that looks most vivid to you,—most inviting to be excerpted. That last Despach of Hyndford's,—all the scene and procedure at Klein Schnellendorf, whh is given clearly nowhere else,—ought certainly to come.2 Then there was the Grumkow Letter which Hotham gave to Fk Wilhelm (if we can get that?) and Hotham's own account of that scene.3 I remember also some short haughty (very provoking) Letters of Townshend's; especially one abt Mecklenburg Affairs.4— After whh my stock is pretty much at an end. Help me what you can, when we meet on Thursday morning. I mean to be at the St. Pr office about 11. (Let us meet in the London Library)

Did you ever get me, at the Museum, from the Continuation of Hübner, the List of Georg II's children?5 I hope to need that before the end of this week.

Item, would you please look whether Seckendorf's Journal Sécret6 is [in]7 the Museum, or what they have abt Seckf, if anything.— I must see (if I can) the Journal Secret: if it is not here, I think of trying Abeken8 for it.

My glass roof is covered with snow; which does not help the brilliancy of my position here;—tho' there is light to work by, and a silence as of Trophonius.9— Yours ever

T. Carlyle

(Your Letter is just come. All right still)