January-July 1842

The Collected Letters, Volume 14


TC TO JEAN CARLYLE AITKEN ; 10 April 1842; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18420410-TC-JCA-01; CL 14: 138


Templand, Sunday Evg 10 April, 1842—

Dear Jean,

Unless James do come tomorrow, and take off my Mother as if by accident, she will not be with you till Tuesday,—when I myself have to be down by the first of the Coaches; and expect to meet Jamie or Alick or both, with the gig, or some kind of poney; and will return that same night, after transacting some affairs with Adamson.

James's two Letters came over with your Loaf this morning, and we hear the mats are lying ready. Assure the goodman, with many thanks, that he has done excellently; right in all things—except in addressing me as “Sir”!— He, I see, is determined not to play Rob Hanning with me, and call me “tou!”

Good night dear Jean; I have still many Letters to write,—and indeed no rest more here, I suppose.

Your affectionate /

T. Carlyle—