October 1856-July 1857

The Collected Letters, Volume 32


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 13 May 1857; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18570513-TC-JN-01; CL 32: 145-146


Chelsea, 13 May, 1857—

Dear Neuberg,—I much want a cast of your office again, in reference to this Chapter about Hotham.1 I got grovelling into that Nosti-Grumkow Correspondence;2 and have produced a sad Batch,—somewhat like what was wanted, if the half or so were well annihilated! At least there are five leaves of it in that state,—much wanting to be legibly copied at any rate.

If you can come tomorrow Evg, there is to be a Metaphysical American,3 and your fellow-labourer in the Summary-& Index departt, who is a very pleasant intelligent man.4 I will give you the Hotham Maculatur-Bläker5 (and whole apparatus of State-Paper Abstract &c) home with you;—with which, however, there is no hurry at all. For I have now tied it up; intending to begin up “Chap First” (actually for the Printer now) tomorrow morning.— If not tomorrow night, then we will say Sunday.

A Packet of small Note-Paper (exactly like what I have just done with, and what you yourself still have) will be welcome if you can bring it.

I was yesterday at The Grange on a very melancholy errand;6 a Day I shall remember among all Days!—

Yours always truly /

T. Carlyle