January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO EDWIN CHADWICK ; 23 March 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420323-TC-ECH-01; CL 14: 81-82


Templand, Thornhill, Dum-/-fries, 23 March, 1842—

My dear Sir,

Your Poor-Law report1 has not yet reached me, nor has the Letter till this morning; owing to a very sad event, the unexpected Death of my Mother-in-Law, which suddenly called me hither, and will detain me here for another two weeks yet. My “annotations,” I fear, which I should have cheerfully offered, and which I thank you much for giving me the opportunity of offering, will come now too late.

With kind regards to Mrs Chadwick,2

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle