The Collected Letters, Volume 11


TC TO JAMES AITKEN ; 26 June 1839; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18390626-TC-JA-01; CL 11: 146-147


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London / 26th June, 1839—

Dear James,

We are just about coming to you; hope to find you all well, and see for ourselves that you are so, in not many days! I need not write any news, or speculations, therefore; since we have the prospect of talking so soon.

My cause of writing today is that you may go to the Commercial Bank, and take charge of certain money for me. Some day this week I purpose to transmit Three Hundred and Sixty Pounds deliverable to you at the Commercial Bank. The order will be there on Wednesday first, as I compute: £360 from me payable to you. Will you appear, therefore, to demand that sum; and then deposit in my name, and get me a Bank Receipt for the same? This is the whole transaction. You may call me “Carlyle of Craigenputtoch,” the name they know me by of old. Fold up the Paper with your old punctuality, and let it lie till we come.

We are all coming; as you will hear, as you will have heard. We shall see you as we go up to Templand first; and we hope, often afterwards. Be good bairns till then.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle.