The Collected Letters, Volume 27


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE ; 4 July 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520704-TC-JAC-01; CL 27: 153-154


Chelsea, 4 july, 1852—

Dear Brother,

I meant to write you a considerable Letter, but have not now one minute. I only announce for my Mother's sake that we are all well,—likely to be thrown into considerable puddles of dust, noise &c for some time; for the House lease is to be signed this night, and the Masons and Carpenters come on Monday morning;— I already am banished upstairs, and sit writing this in the dressing-closet of my own bedroom! It is very hot too; this is the first really hot day.

Jones told me yesterday, at the Library, he had got your Post-Office order, all right,—and that as to the book to be bought, he was waiting a day or two for the second edition.

I send Emerson's Letter today; Varnhagen's is not quite accessible, being tumbled aside in carrying my things upstairs.

Tell the Annan people, with many respects acknowledgements &c &c, there is no chance of my lecturing when I come into the country;—alas, that is far from one's hand!1

Adieu, dear Brother; I will write again and at greater length straightway. Give my love to all, and take care of my Mother! I have a Westr Review & Fraser, which shall be sent soon. Ever yours

T. Carlyle