1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO ROBERT SCOTT TAIT; 21 March 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550321-TC-RST-01; CL 29: 273


Chelsea, 21 March, 1855—

My dear Sir,

You have taken infinite pains about that Picture of a face so memorable to me:1 for which I am piously thankful to you. The Copy you have put into the frame seems to me on the whole the best; there are two others, not framed, that partly might have claims along with it; and still another two, which (notable enough) are totally without likeness. The framed one is to be taken as the best. If you would do me 7 other Copies of that,—not put on card, I think, or at least not above a ½oz in weight, for they have to go by post,—it would complete your kindness in regard to this matter: a painstaking perfect kindness which I ought not soon to forget, taking all things into account.— I have not room for another word today; being greatly hurried.

Yours always, with many thanks,

T. Carlyle