JWC TO ELIZABETH GASKELL; 16 September 1851; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18510916-JWC-ECG-01; CL 26: 176-177
JWC TO ELIZABETH GASKELL
[16 September 1851]
My dear Mrs Gaskell
I was going over myself to tell you that Mr C shall be delivered at your door tonight about ten—as I calculate, barring accidents—but Geraldine wont let me for fear of laying myself up again. I have had a quite severe bout of cold, and feel now that the fever is gone, as if I had just returned from the Thirty years war—so wearied and dilapidated!
I shall see you tomorrow morning however before we start for Alderley1—