July 1847-March 1848

The Collected Letters, Volume 22


TC TO J. W. PARKER ; 1 November 1847; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18471101-TC-JWP-01; CL 22: 142-143


Chelsea, 1 Novr, 1847—

Dear Sir,

Here, after an immense and unexpected contest with the ruggedness of my materials, is the Batch of Cromwell Letters;—worked into a kind of Article; readable beyond hope.1

Pray let me have a Proof as soon as possible, while my hand is still in.— I believe the thing will have to be printed in single column (right athwart the page; not in two columns):2 ragged as the Ms. looks, I have taken great pains to make it intelligible to the Printer; and I think, if you will shew him the Cromwell's Letters and Speeches, and let him make himself master of the plan of that, he will have no great difficulty here. But three kinds of writing are to be distinguished by him some way or other; nay four: mine, my correspondent's, Oliver Cromwell's, and Cornet Squire's;3 rather an intricate job!

Yours truly

T. Carlyle

Better send the Proof in slips.