January 1835-June 1836

The Collected Letters, Volume 8


TC TO DAVID AITKEN; 11 June 1835; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18350611-TC-DA-01; CL 8:143.


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, / London, 11th June 1835—

My Dear Sir,

Will you who have been a Traveller give Mr Barnard, the Bearer of this, a Traveller's welcome if he go to Minto Manse? He has come from beyond the Atlantic; wishes to see, in passing, our Scottish Arcadia such as it is: Abbotsford, Yarrow water, the Bush aboon Traquair1; perhaps Jeddart too,—but no Jeddart Justice.2

We are to be in Scotland again ere long; and hope it may be within the Chapter of lucky Chances that our way and yours may intersect there. Mrs Carlyle joins with me in kindest good wishes.

I remain always, / My Dear Sir, / faithfully your's /

T. Carlyle.