January-September 1845

The Collected Letters, Volume 19


TC TO [EDWARD CHAPMAN] ; 25 April 1845; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18450425-TC-EC-01; CL 19: 63-64


Chelsea, 25 April, 1845—

Dear Sir,

I am happy to apprise you the Schiller Portrait has arrived at last: an excellent Copy in Pencil from the best (and as appears the only good) Portrait there is of him in Germany. I have an autograph also, and a Medal and a Medallion:—in short the materials of a proper Likeness are here; and I will beg of you to take pains and get a right Artist to manage the Engraving (for the credit of the Country);1—and with all the despatch that is possible too; for Robson,2 I think, must be within two weeks of the end of his Printing, and there will not, after such delays, be a minute to lose.

If you can come to me tomorrow (Saturday) Evg, it will be better, for I am kept as busy as a turnspit all day. But morning or evening pray let me see you without delay.

Yours always truly

T. Carlyle—

Mr Newby is a Publisher—of German Translations; of Vittoria Accorombona, for one thing.3 We have not his address; Mrs Carlyle requests you to forward that Note—