April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


TC TO W. E. FORSTER; 25 June 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490625-TC-WEF-01; CL 24: 81-82


Chelsea, 25 june, 1849—

Dear Forster,

Your Note did not reach me till today; the Book did, safely and at once; for which many thanks. I mean to read it as I sail.

By all means send me a Note to Pym,1 if it can readily be done. I am getting Notes for all manner of Noteworthy people (to express myself in a pun); and can either deliver them or not, as I find on the spot to be best. Both ways they are worth having; even as a chance or possibility, there is some good in such a Letter.

So far as I can calculate appearances, my Wife seems likely to lift anchor shortly after me; that is, some time next week: I go, the end of this. She has Rawdon decidedly in her eye, after Nottingham and perhaps a day at Barnsley.

What my Irish movements are to be, hangs in the clouds till I get to Dublin, and see Duffy, and hear and see a great many testimonies and monitions.

In great haste today / Yours ever truly / T. Carlyle