July-December 1855

The Collected Letters, Volume 30


TC TO ERASMUS DARWIN ; 26 November 1855; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18551126-TC-ED-01; CL 30: 120


Chelsea, 26 Novr, 1855—

Dear Darwin,

I think I have heard you say Professr Newman1 has a Stove in his Library or Writing room? It has become evident to me I must either have one here very soon, or else quit the apartment for one of more comfortable temperature. — My request therefore, to you and Mrs Wedgwood,2 or to either or both of you, is,

That you would come down some day,—having properly paved the way (i.e. spoken to the Professor &c &c),—and taken me up to see this Newman Stove in operation, and to hear N.'s testimony as to how it works, and where there is a real (not imaginary) Smith to be had who could put me a similar one in action. This will be really a benevolent action, I assure you; and the sooner you come and do it the better for me.

I will not stir in the matter (at caulking my room &c) till I hear from you or see you about this of the Newman Stove

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle