July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO JOHN FORSTER ; 1 July 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18550701-TC-JF-01; CL 30: 1


Chelsea, 1 july, 1855—

Dear Forster,

I have remembered that I am to go tomorrow (Monday) to the “Crystal Palace”1 (sorrow on it!), and that I cannot be with you at the Athenaeum, as I proposed. We must say, Tuesday 4½ p.m., therefore; and if you answer nothing, that shall remain fixed.

I have seen Lowe; he believes in the likelihood of the Adventure, in the &c &c;2—otherwise throws no new light on it, except suggesting that you should have the Paper ready on first seeing Delaine,3 who much prefers that method with things that are to go into his Editorial Cauldron.— I have written to an Actuary,4 and shall know, when we meet, how much money will be wanted to produce an Annuity of the proposed amount.

Courage; one pull more, and we get out of this poor puddle in a creditable manner!

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle