August 1857-June 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 33


TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 8 April 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580408-TC-HL-01; CL 33: 203-204


Chelsea, 8 April, 1858—

Dear Sir,

I spoke to Chapman the other day about your Brother's1 doing the maps by Etchings. Chn is not in the least disinclined that way, if the Etchings be according to my description. You can therefore go and shew him some specimens, and confer with him on the subject, when you like. The sooner the better;—as all things, at Robson's and elsewhere, seem happily mending their pace, and “end of May” is the goal recognised by the principal parties.

One thing I ought to say. These Maps are at Chapn's expense, not mine specially: you ought therefore to covenant for proper remuneration to your Brother;—easy to say, “It will cost only so and so”; and thus fix it before starting.

I have caught cold; and do not get on more triumphantly than usual: but it will and must soon be over!—

Don't bother too much abt the Baireuth & Cleve-Jülich Map: nothing very importt hangs upon it.2

Yours ever truly / T. Carlyle