January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO HENRY LARKIN ; 29 August 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590829-TC-HL-01; CL 35: 183


Auchtertool, Kirkcaldy 29 Augt 1859—

Dear Larkin,

Hormayr's Anemonen1 whh you seem to have seen at Cheyne Row, is probably not above 2 or 3lb in weight: please send it by Post, the first day you can. I am pretty much thro my reading here; and Hormayr can be read witht maps.

The Mrs is well; seems really to prosper a little here;2—and ought to take all the good weather with her before leaving. Unhappily today it rains, for the first time rather seriously. Harvest is at its height here; sky and earth in genl highly favble to it.

I am to go southward shortly, as you heard; and indeed shall have little permanency sure till I get wriggled back to Chelsea. My work there fills me with terror;—you (I foresee) will have a quite slack time with me, & Robson3 a vacant, for a very great while!— But surely there will be abundt mapping and Planning by and by, if I live. Neuberg is now out of his Translating enchantment, and can take the Copying & Museum work.—

Hormayr by Post, for this day;—suffict for the day be the evil thereof4

Yours truly /

T. Carlyle