October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 14 December 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18561214-TC-HL-01; CL 32: 50-51


Chelsea, 14 decr, 1856—

Dear Sir,

Your Letter is very loyal and good; your offer altogether kind and friendly. I am not without help, volunteer and hired, in these troublesome Enter— prises of mine; nor is there an immediate neccesity for more. But I make no doubt you too could do acceptable service, if you continued steadily inclined that way.

Perhaps you may as well come and see me at any rate; we shall then see better what is doable, what not. On Tuesday Evg1 we are at home, my Wife and I as usual; Tea is at 7½ o'clock: if I hear nothing from you, let us expect you then for an hour and half.2

Believe me / Yours truly

T. Carlyle