1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO JOHN A. CARLYLE; 25 November 1854; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18541125-TC-JAC-01; CL 29: 207


Chelsea, Saturday, 25 Novr, 1854

My dear Brother,

I have got your Letter; but have not (contrary to my hopes) the least time to write;—nor any paper but this;—being again driven out of my “room” (sorrow on all quack work!) by carpenters relaying the floor &c &c!

We are in our usual health; and I rather busier than usual,—and a little more successfully (if I might hope so) still a very little.

I am rather disappointed to hear of your going backwards,—as I think Eden Farm1 rather is:—I was in hopes you might be coming nearer London. Tell me what your plans are, if you have formed any. Jane goes to The Grange on the 8th of next month; but I do not; not till the 2d of January if then. I am to stay here; very busy (I hope), if very sad.

No more just now; not another word, but my affectionate wishes accompanying you always.

Yours ever /

T. Carlyle