January-July 1843

The Collected Letters, Volume 16


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL ; 1 February 1843; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18430201-TC-JSM-01; CL 16: 40-41


Chelsea, 1 feby, 1843—

Dear Mill,

I am about sending off those Berlin Autographs on Sunday first.1 If you can find a Bentham, Brougham, or whatever you can find, will you send it to me before that date.2 Your Father's autograph, at any rate;3—your own I shall not need!—

Yesternight I heard from this Varnhagen a description of the Austins, whom he had met.4 The “mistriss Sarah Austin” appears to have won laurels from him: the John Austin to have seemed perhaps—etwas bedenklich [somewhat serious], in a point or two!

Come soon again some evening or Sunday. Favonius and all the West Winds and Spirits invite you,—as do some other Spirits withal.5

The news from Sterling is again not so favourable: “weak,” “recovery slow”—nothing worse as yet.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle