1854-June 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 29


TC TO ANN LOWE; 17 May 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550517-TC-AL-01; CL 29: 313


Chelsea, 17 May, 1855—

Dear Madam,

Miss Burdett Coutts, an opulent and beneficent Lady, who has heard of your situation, sends me (thro' Mr Dickens who has the honour of her acquaintance) the enclosed Twenty Pounds for your behoof.

It seemed to be expected I was to pay the money perhaps by instalments; keeping part of it as a reserve &c for you: but from what judgement I can form of you and your affairs, it seems to me best to pay it wholly down at once. As I now do;—and only request, by return of post, under the cover here inclosed, an acknowledgement that it has come safe.

I have not the honour to be acquainted with Lady Palmerston; nor can I promise anything to you which depends upon her Ladyship: but if any opportunity did offer, you need not doubt I should be ready to make use of it for your advantage.

I remain / Yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle