August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 15 January 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580115-TC-HL-01; CL 33: 152


Chelsea, 15 jany, 1858—

Dear Sir,

I am glad to hear of your being rapidly under way again. There is no remedy for Latter-Day Pamphlets; the volume must just stand of the stature it is;—probably the readers will find they have got provocation enough for their money.

I am going into Hampshire tomorrow (Saturday)—till probably Wednesday next. Do not call on Tuesday therefore with the “Cüstrin”;1 let it be Thursday, please. But my Wife wants you to call on her, on Monday, or the first day you have; some money she wants you to pay for her at Coutts‘s Bank in the Strand.

The Journey to the Reich2 is, more than half of it, in type: if you have the Map ready, you might as well bring it here to lie by me while the Proofs are getting corrected. There was one passage about the Pleisse and the Elster, “up the Pleisse and then across the Elster,”3 whh I could not understand completely (not having any good Map), and was afraid might be wrong. You will now, however, have a complete opportunity of reading and re-reading the thing; whh perhaps may profit the Map in some point or other. I forget if the track of the Journey was indicated by some dotted line (— — — —), or otherwise? Nor do I know whether it can conveniently be done if not. In any case, the Map will be of essential service to every good reader,—and no bad or careless one will get the least hurt from it.

On Monday, then, or as soon as you pass this way,—for the Coutts Bank concern. Thursday Evg (or so soon after as you are ready) for the “Cüstrin” and me.

Yours always truly / T. Carlyle