October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO C. H. COOPER ; 12 January 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460112-TC-CHC-01; CL 20: 99-100


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea 12 jany 1846—

Dear Sir,

I am very much obliged by your kind attention to my wants,—your valuable Parcel of Books with your lucid Copies and Comments, which arrived on Saturday; your new Letter which arrived this morning.1

By and by, most probably, I shall have various new inquiries to trouble you with, if your patience will hold out: but for the present I will restrict myself, being in great haste, to the request of one other favour: It is that you would if possible procure me a Copy of that Letter of Lord Willoughby's to which you refer, as to a thing known, at p. 354 vol III of your Annals. Cromwell's brief Letter, given by you in the next page, is one of the best I have. I have just been copying it; and shall much want the Enclosure too, if any way procurable.2. As you are just on the way to Town, I will not interrupt your other affairs with this extraneous one, till you return; but once at leisure again, pray do not neglect to make an effort for me. I hope the Baker Mss have it. I have not yet had time to study your account of that Repository, what part of it may be in Cambridge, and what in London: and indeed this night, the instant I have got Cromwell's own Letters extracted, I shall send your Book off to be bound, that I may consult it more freely in future; which promises to be a very useful step for me. The Portfolio and Charities Book shall be punctually returned.3

In great haste, I remain / Yours very truly / T. Carlyle