January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 16 June 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590616-TC-JAC-01; CL 35: 114-115


Chelsea, 16 june, 1859—

My dear Brother,

Many thanks for your finishing of that Humby busss: it is an ugly burble now all neatly winded up; and there is an end to scheming and uncertainty. I make no doubt we shall do very handsomely till Augt 6th; to me it is a great additl point that you are always within hail (as I hope), and that we may contrive to be a great deal together while one's poor old tabernacle is trying to refit itself a little by sea-bathing and country appliances!—

We must discriminate sharply (whh is not done here in the advertising places) between the “Granton Pier” Steamers,1 and the other or wrong kind2 (into whh I remember getting by a want of due information when I voyaged to the Ferguses long ago):3 Larkin I hope can do the needful there, get the Horse on board &c: and certainly it will be very pretty to see your face on the Friday morning to breakfast, if all have gone right! You must calculate on going across to initiate me, and on staying there till Jane come, whh will be 4 or 5 days later by divided rail journeys, pauses at Haddington &c.— I fear 10 a. m Friday will be too early to calculate upon; and that we shall have to look to “next train” for crossing:—but of course we shall be very willing, if it do hold, as you scheme.—— —

“Dinner!” interrupted me here; and now (after that and my coat on) it is “The ’Oss, Sir!” I must off witht another word.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle