October 1845-July 1846

The Collected Letters, Volume 20


TC TO EDWARD CHAPMAN ; 17 June 1846; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18460617-TC-EC-01; CL 20: 205-206


Chelsea, 17 june, 1846—

Dear Sir,

I suppose you published the Book yesterday,1 and will now have copies about you. I find I shall need 25 for giving away: if you could send your man over with the first volumes of so many, and let him stay here an hour or less, I could send him back with the In[s]criptions on them and the Addresses; and so this part of the business were finished.

There will be a Copy of the Supplement due to every one that got an Author's copy of the First Edition: the Addresses of these, so far as I can remember them, I send now; they will not need any Inscription. For one or two who are also to get copies of this second edition, I will mark tomorrow on the address that a supplement for the First is also to be inclosed. You can forward them by your earliest opportunity.

This hot weather is so severe on me, I believe I shall be obliged to leave Town in a week or two if it continue.— I have got the Miscellanies ready for Printing; Heroes has been in Robson's hands for a good while: I do not design to trouble him with any Proofsheets for either. It will be good that we have a settlement as to these and other matters before I go. I have nearly finished my American and various other affairs; and in fact, in a fortnight or so, shall expect to be free to go when I will. Some morning, almost any morning between this date and that, my Strand business2 I suppose can all be done

Yours very sincerely /

T. Carlyle

The sooner (after 11½ o'clock) tomorrow your man comes to me, it will be the better.