January-September 1856

The Collected Letters, Volume 31


TC TO WALTER WHITE ; 12 September 1856; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18560912-TC-WWH-01; CL 31: 224-225


[Kinloch Luichart, Dingwall, 12 September 1856]

Dear Sir,—I have been wandering about in remote regions for six or seven weeks, and did not get your obliging and interesting letter till here and now. I am agreeably surprised at the care you have bestowed on the old story of the “Prinzenraub,”1 and much pleased with the ingenious account you give of the traces it has left still surviving on the spot. The story hitherto was known to me only from books, and those none of the best, but what you say gives it a kind of living reality.2 I am much indebted for your attention, and beg you to accept many thanks and regards.—Yours very sincerely, T. Carlyle.