August 1846-June 1847

The Collected Letters, Volume 21


TC TO THOMAS ERSKINE; 26 February 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470226-TC-TE-01; CL 21:166.


Chelsea, 26 feby, 1847—

Dear Mr Erskine,

We will come to you on Wednesday; that, on the whole, will suit us better than Tuesday. Wednesday Evg at 6 o'clock.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle

Yesterday I passed in Piccadilly, an enigmatic face, clearly of my acquaintance; could not however in the least ascertain till this morning that it was the Hon. Solicitor's,1 whom I had never seen before with a hat on!— I likewise made an attempt on the Oliver in Bond Street;2 but having utterly forgotten the Address, could not see any Shop “on the right hand” that seemed likely for me.

Poor Prince Albert, it will be an ugly thing if he is beaten in this Inanity!3