October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO EDWARD CHAPMAN ; 24 April 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460424-TC-EC-01; CL 20: 178


Chelsea, 24 April 1846—

Dear Sir,

Mr Emerson writes me that he has made a Bargain with Wiley and Putnam about the 2d edition of Cromwell; and Mr Putnam has just been here himself, engaging to do all that is honourable (in fact, just what I proposed thro' you1) relative to the first edition too: so that we are now all straight there. Which is all more comfortable than it was!—

The next packet of Sheets, therefore, you may send direct to Wiley and Putnam, on Saturday 1st May; and not trouble Chapman2 with it.— There will be the 2d Volume complete, and a sheet or two more.— I wish to Heaven we had done with it!

Today or tomorrow I shall finish the last bit of the Appendix itself: Robson will then have the whole Copy of all kinds in his hands,—the Third Volume very easy too, in comparison;—and I hope and pray he may end it before May end. If I could add wings to him, I would.— Christie too is busy with the new Index, as he can get a chance.

In the Inscription on the Copperplate there will be a slight change needed:

Instead of “Letter XIII. see Vol I. p 214,” there will now have to be Letter XXIV. see Vol I. p.234.3

It will be good to get that change effected as soon as you like that there may be in it no delay.

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle