January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO ISABELLA CARLYLE ; 27 August 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560827-TC-IC-01; CL 31: 193-194


The Gill, 27 Augt 1856—

Dear Isabella,

I think I am likely to be with you about Saturday Evg; if I do not write farther, we will say Saturday.

My writing is pretty much done here; and it seems to be settled I am to go on the Highland journey,—“beyond Inverness for a fortnight or so”,—little as I feel disposed for locomotion. Ought to start probably about this day week.

Jane, after a week of Haddington and a week of Edinr, is back to Auchtertool for headquarters: we are to meet as I go northward: she will then still hold by Fife a little, but soon afterwards come down to these parts. She evidently intends to make Annandale (Scotsbrig in all likelihood) her, and my, last stage, on the way homeward. To be home about the end of Septr.

I hope you got good accounts of Jamie's arrival in Glasgow again: he is a very definite-looking staid young man, and has done much for himself in that City.

I am thinking of Dumfries tomorrow; but it cannot be for more than two days: there are Tailors here doing some jobs for me, and I ought to be in at the ending of them.—Saturday, as above said, if you hear nothing farther, I hope to be at Scotsbrig.

With kind regards to the Goodman and everybody,

Yours always

T. Carlyle