January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO FREDERIC CHAPMAN ; 14 March 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590314-TC-FC-01; CL 35: 52


Chelsea 14 March, 1859—

Dear Sir,— N°, this kind of paper, is to me much the pleasantest; but my experiments are not yet completed; and indeed I fled from some kinds (with a sort of terror) to my safe dim old straw-paper again!1 I will not fix on any at prest, lest I get bit when trying it on the great scan.

This sort I imagined wd do very well for Envelopes: but it seems unexpectedly transparent, whh is a fault in that kind of thing. Perhaps yr own Envelopes are made of a suitabler article? If you think so, and will get me a quantity made (wholesale, as you proposed) according to the inclosed samples of size &c, it will save me a quantity of small bother as well as small money, and be very welcome to me.——I sent off the order about the Frontispiece Prints:2 “To be done in 8 months hence,” I covenant; tho’ alas there is small possibility of our being ready for them then! But it is better to be safe, and leave a margin. If both Prints cannot be done in 8 months, then they are to do one; and we will employ Young3 upon the other.

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle

Frk Chapman Esq