1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO J. E. MARTIN; 25 August 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18540825-TC-JEM-01; CL 29: 139


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 25 Augt, 1854—

Dear Sir,

Yesterday morning Lord Goderich, from whom came the enclosed little Document, informed me Lord De Grey had been kind enough to write to you about Sir Thomas Robinson's Papers, on my behalf.1

Tho' the Papers in question touch only, as it were, on a corner of my present pursuits, and I cannot expect to get very much light out of them for myself, yet I shall be glad of what there is; and certainly, on quite general grounds, they are an object of historical interest, and ought to be at least examined, sorted, and carefully reposited, for their own sake.

I shall be much obliged if, when you have had time to examine the matter, you will let me know what success you have had; and appoint me a meeting to consult farther what is to be done.

I remain / Yours very sincerely

T. Carlyle