The Collected Letters, Volume 12


TC TO LEWIS GAYLORD CLARK ; 1 July 1840; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18400701-TC-LGC-01; CL 12: 181


Chelsea, London, 1 july / 1840—

Dear Sir,

I have received three Numbers of the Knickerbocker Magazine; and, close following on them, a Letter of yours, which seems to have been forwarded from Portsmouth, and being addressed merely “London” has perhaps had to loiter a day or two. Please to accept many thanks for both these favours. Occasionally for the last year or two I have noticed your Knickerbocker lying in our Bookshops here; it seems to be becoming our chief representative of America in that department. The little I have had opportunity to read of it pleased me well. I will examine more in detail these three Numbers which have become my own.

Unluckily it is not, for the present, in my power to send you any contribution. I am very busy otherwise: I am quite out of that province for a number of years past;—or rather, properly speaking, I never was in it. Surely should an occasion occur I will not forget the honour you do me.

I remain, with thanks and good wishes,

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle