April-December 1844

The Collected Letters, Volume 18


TC TO EDWARD MOXON ; 3 August 1844; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18440803-TC-EMO-01; CL 18: 164-165


Chelsea, 3 augt, 1844—

Dear Sir,

I am earnestly applied to out of America1 to know, Whether Mr Tennyson received a certain Parcel of Books, addressed to him from Boston in january last, to your care, and forwarded by Monroe and Co the Booksellers there? The Books were copies of the American Edition of Tennysons Works.2 There was, in the Parcel, or accompanying it outwardly, a Letter from a Dr Lebaron Russell; who in fact was the sender of the Books, and I believe the manager of that American Edition:3 the Letter “related to business”; neither it nor the Parcel have ever been acknowledged;—and I now am earnestly applied to, as above stated.

Not knowing where Tennyson is at present, I have no course but inquiring of you first of all.4 It is possible you may be able to resolve me without farther investigation. I am to write to America on Monday; your Note, if you at once recognise the matter, and are ready with a response, would be here in time.5

Failing that, can you be so good as let me know Tennyson's Address. I will ask you to let me, in either case, know how he is,—for on that also I am very vague. Believe me always

Yours very truly /

T. Carlyle