April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


JWC TO THOMAS CARLYLE; 9 July 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490709-JWC-TC-01; CL 24: 111


5 Cheyne Row / Monday 2 oclock [9 July 1849]

This is very stupid—Dear—!

Here am I to start at 3 o clock and don't know where to bid Mr Piper send your letters—I made sure of a line this morning—perhaps it will come at six, as the last did, which from your instructions about the newspaper must have been meant to reach me in the morning— You should have three letters of mine to answer now— I have written every day since I sent the newspapers—

Today you may figure me busy enough—much too busy to write more than the needful—I am off viz: and shall be at Nottingham till thursday—at Rawdon on Friday—and have desired Mr Piper to forward your letters to the Imperial till further orders from yourself or me—

I send a sample of parched corn—out of a little box that was amongst the Indian Corn when we emptied it out—

I gave half to Lady A. and this is half the remainder—I think it very sweet but stickish—gives no presentiment of nourishment

Ever your affectionate / And dreadfully hurried

Jane W C