April 1849-December 1849

The Collected Letters, Volume 24


JWC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG; 14 September 1849; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18490914-JWC-JN-01; CL 24: 230


Maryland Street / Friday [14 September 1849]

Thanks dear Mr Neuberg. Your letter awaited me with a good many others less pleasant when I arrived last night—only last night—for I took ill the night before leaving Haddington—and had to lie in bed two days in Edinr and so was thrown behind in my programme—It is all right now however, so far as myself is concerned—but one of my cousins here looks to me in a very dangerous way and I cannot leave till her sister comes from Scotland—that we may take counsel together about Doctors—

So I shall not be in London till the middle of the week having to go round by Manchester to get a little confidential talk with Geraldine Jewsbury. I shall go to her on Monday I propose— Mr C will probably be at Chelsea as soon as myself— And I hope we shall soon see you walk in there Send Lelia back to Mr Forster—marks and all—I care nothing about them1—nor very much about Lelia; tho I understand the mood in which one creates such characters pretty well—

Heaven help you thro' that sad business of tearing up your tent2—I know the sadness of that sort of thing better than most people

Yours affectionately /

Jane Carlyle