January 1835-June 1836

The Collected Letters, Volume 8


TC TO HORACE GRANT; 2 May 1836; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18360502-TC-HGR-01; CL 8:340.


Chelsea, 2nd May 1836

My Dear Sir,

Mill has gone to Brighton; I do not know his Address there; and apply to you as my likeliest resource. The inclosed1 is too weighty for a Member's Frank: but perhaps you have, at any rate, official communications with the absent man. If I had the address, I could probably procure some Government Frank myself. You must do the best you can. Nay, for that matter, the Packet might to [sic] torn open without offence, and made into two Packets, each under an ounce.

I was lately within wind of the India House; yet could not get so far. I think I have not seen you with eyes since that morning in Smithfield? No: you were here since that; but even this is many weeks ago. Were the East-wind over, we shall expect to see you some evening very soon. At six is tea: except Tuesday next, I know not that we are to be from home any night this fortnight.

Believe me ever, / My Dear Sir, / Yours most truly, /

T. Carlyle.

My Wife has a Cold, blame to this scandalous weather; but she fails [not] to send you her regards, her special wishes to know how you are.