July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO W. B. DONNE ; 22 October 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18551022-TC-WBD-01; CL 30: 88


Chelsea, 22 Octr, 1855—

My dear Sir,

Lest I should fail of getting to you tomorrow as I have today, I write what is to be said upon the Stuttgard Purchase.

On better investigation, it indisputably comes out that your interrogative Surmise was right in all parts;1 that the “Stuttgard Verein” is idental2 with the “Würtemberg”; that we have already got those Books, Herzogin von Orleans &c &c;3—and that in fine “the order is discharged” (not without remorse on my part, tho' in real truth the blame was not altogether mine!)— I wish we had our new Catalogue ready; I never know what we have or what we have not, except on the report of others!— —!

Much obliged and yours sincerely /

T. Carlyle

W. B. Donne Esq

London Library