The Collected Letters, Volume 25


TC TO AN UNIDENTIFIED CORRESPONDENT ; 16 March 1850; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18500316-TC-UC-01; CL 25: 49-50


Chelsea, 16 March, 1850—

Dear Sir,

I have hardly time at present to write the smallest answer; time to read a Manuscript (if I had faculty for such a thing, which I have not) does not lie before me for many months to come. Nor would it much avail in reference to your question, if I rightly understand the bearings of that. You do not, I presume, think of publishing on your own account; of sending, after your five-years trouble in writing, a good deal of money to follow it in printing?— Such being the case, not my opinion but that of some practical Publisher and Seller of Books, is the only one that can avail you.

The enclosed Note to Mr Chapman will engage him in it to the due length, and I am sorry to confess my inability for more at present.

Yours with kind regards

T. Carlyle