July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 4 September 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18470904-TC-JAC-01; CL 22: 53-54


Rawdon, 4 Septr, 1847—

Dear Brother,—We quit this place on Monday first: Jane southward, about an hour's railwaying to Barns[ley] and the Newton;1 I northward thro' Manchester and on to Scotsbrig without farther deflection. Jane, who contemplates only a night or so with the Newton, will be home some time early in the week: I too expect to be in Annandale about Tuesday or Wednesday, and to lie quiet there again.

There came a Letter from Jean, who is at Scotsbrig, yesterday: our Mother had been complaining of toothache, cold &c, but was now got into her usual state again: p[oor?] Mother, she is evidently very frail!

I enclosed that Note of Jean's, and your Note, in a Letter to Alick, which according to request I wrote and despatched yesterday.

You did not [say] nor does Varnhagen's2 Letter say, what the German Book specially is that has arrived: but I conclude it to be some Collection of Schiller's Letters to Körner;3 you are right welcome to it till you have done; after that, my turn, when there is a chance.

I write to my Mother a little Note, also to Printer Robson, to &c, and being bound to Leeds also am much hurried. Therefore enough.— Pray leave that other leaf with Anne for Postie, any time on Sunday.

Your affectionate

T. Carlyle

Return me the Varnhagen