The Collected Letters, Volume 28


TC TO RICHARD DOYLE ; 3 March 1853; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18530303-TC-RD-01; CL 28: 61


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 3 March, 1853—

Dear Doyle,

The Prints, concerning which Lady Ashburton wrote to you, are at length come: I have them now by me (for they have been brought hither by a kind of mistake), but I have not yet looked into them. The question is now, When can you come to give your judgement?

By way of saving time, and perhaps other trouble, I propose at once, That you meet me on Saturday at 3 p.m at Bath House, where Prints, Print-seller's List, and all other needful apparatus shall be (even a fire in the room is bespoken, and the servant is warned to expect us if he hear nothing to the contrary),—and I should think we might, in no long period, get thro' this little bit of business.

Saturday at 3 p.m. precise, then, if it suit you: if that do not suit, then please appoint another time,—any other,—and I will try to keep it.

If I hear nothing, I shall suppose you are coming; but it will be more satisfactory if you write—

Believe me / Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle