The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO WILLIAM DOUGAL CHRISTIE ; 7 May 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400507-TC-WDC-01; CL 12: 137-138


Chelsea, Thursday [7? May 1840]

My dear Sir,

Fraser, I suppose, will write to you today about the Article. Perhaps your briefest way will be to go to him, and so see at once what is feasible in the business.— I want some Prospectuses here. Fraser will take 200, will fold them up, and have them distributed on Friday at the door of the Lecture room. Names seem to continue coming in. Stir every finger! We cannot but prosper if we persevere.

Cole promises again this morning that he will do what he can. I do know slightly a young man called Lewes, and will speak to him by the first opportunity: but I understand the Monthly Chronicle is just about expiring.1 We are to meet on Saturday first?

Yours always /

T. Carlyle

I wish you would go and look after Fitzgerald, whose works are involved in great obscurity to me. And Milnes? Bring him up also on Saturday—