The Collected Letters, Volume 27


JWC TO THOMAS CARLYLE ; 23 August 1852; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18520823-JWC-TC-01; CL 27: 246


Monday [23 August 1852]

all well—a tea-party “quite promiscuously” in my end of the parlour on Saturday evening! Kate Sterling come up from Hedley to spend the day with me— Edward came for “a rough tea” and to take Kate home— The Reichenbachs sent for to see Kate—Saffi ditto—and—John Fergus!—who walked in on the entirely “voluntary principle”— He had come up the day before and was to go back today— We had a quite merry tea in twelve feet square—

Yesterday I dined with Mrs Fraser at one o'clock!—she had sent her children repeatedly after me—but I came home at seven—and very soon after Darwin drove up—“sick to death of the whole thing”— I am to dine with him today at four1

The Painter informs me this morning that Mr Morgan is returned and may be confidently expected here today at last—“He had told him, he said, that Mrs Cār-Lăyle thought he must be dead and someone else carrying on the business

Yours affly /

Jane W C