July-December 1858

The Collected Letters, Volume 34


TC TO J. W. PARKER ; 9 November 1858; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18581109-TC-JWP-01; CL 34: 238-239


Chelsea, 9 Novr 1858

Dear Sir,

Mr Davis,1 whom I have seen twice, and in whom I cannot but discern, tho’ under somewhat unfavourable circumstances, a vein of real sense and talent,—is writing a Paper, which, so soon as finished, he proposes to submit to you for behoof of Fraser's Magazine.2 Of course, I know not in the least whether it will suit you, or if it could be made to suit you; but I can gue[ss] there will probably be substantial matter in it, in one or the other form. He wishes me to indicate to you,—as I can honestly do,—that it may be worth some real inspection from you: which pray give it, when it comes before you. And that is the extent of my commission at present. I remain always

Yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle

J. W. Parker Esq, Publisher
West Strand