October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO DAVID LAING ; 23 March 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570323-TC-DL-01; CL 32: 107


Chelsea, 23 March, 1857

My dear Sir,

A long time ago I lent you (I think, included in some little quarto Pamphlet as part of its contents) a Letter of mine to the Scotch Antiquaries about National Portrait-Collections.1 I want the thing now, to see whether it is worth reprinting; and shall be much obliged if you will send it back to me.— There is to be a “National Gallery of Portraits,”2 it seems; but I doubt it will be a long time first!

Yours always truly / T. Carlyle