July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


JWC TO CHARLOTTE SOUTHAM ; 15 September 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18580915-JWC-CSO-01; CL 34: 188


Lann Hall / Wednesday [15 September 1858]

Dear Charlotte

I have not a minute to spare. A carriage is at the door waiting to take me away. But I have just had a letter from Mr Carlyle. And he thinks of being home about the 20th.1 So as that is very near now I had best tell you the fact by today's Post, and add any particular instructions I may wish to give afterwards —His bedroom and study must be all ready—whatever else you fall behind in ask Mr Piper2 to send the Carpenter from Danvers Street3 to put up the curtains—since I am not there to help you with them—

But be sure to examine them very particularly first—in case of any stray bug.

I hope you have attended to my furs

Probably Mr C will send positive word what day he comes thro' Dr Carlyle if he be still in London. At all events I shall probably know in time to warn you—

Yours truly, /

Jane Carlyle

My address after this will be / Mrs Carlyle / Mrs Russells / Thornhill / Dumfries