1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO ROBERT SCOTT TAIT; 19 October 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18541019-TC-RST-01; CL 29: 172-173


Chelsea, 19 Octr, 1854—

My dear Sir,

Did I, this afternoon, say “Sunday Evening” for tea?1 If I didn't, I should have done. Sunday next, that is the safest; on another evening we are not so sure to be at home.

My Wife has some talk of seeing you before that time, of bringing in your neighbour Mr Darwin &c:2 but however that may be, we shall look for you on Sunday Evg at half past 7, if you say nothing in reply to this. Our appointment about the sitting we can either settle then, or a Note from you at any time will do it. I will hold myself in readiness, next week at a couple of days warning. I fancy I ought to come about half past 2 or a ¼ to 3; being bound to leave again about the same time as today.

Sunday night then, unless you write.

In haste / Yours ever truly

T. Carlyle