August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO EDWARD CHAPMAN ; 23 December 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18571223-TC-EC-01; CL 33: 137-138


Chelsea, 23 decr 1857

Dear Sir,

Unless it is altogether inconvenient, will you now, to keep the Christmas Hawks out of my eyes, send me the Draught you spoke.1 Crossed, it will come by the Post; and I will return a receipt.

Holl was here the other day; had seen the Picture; wished to have it beside him;—and has, this morning (if the Post was faithful) got Lord A.'s permission to come or send for it. If he is to do (as I suppose it will be he) the Frontce to Vol 2d too,2 I hope you will keep him to his work,—that there be no waiting in the end.

I have got some Berlin Prints; but no King (Father) I like so well as one I have already here;—there is a much better Queen3 but she is 10 years too old for us. I am about trying Berlin again by a new ethod. You and Holl shall hear when the Result arrives.

Thomas Carlyle