January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 11 February 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590211-TC-JN-01; CL 35: 31-32


Chelsea 11 feby, 1859—

Dear Neuberg,

There is a patch of Memorandum which I enclose you, for another Letter to Magnus.1 It will be safer if he send us a Specimen of his man's way of working, when he has settled on a man.2— The Portrait Prints (Borck, Finck Puttkammer, Saldern, Seidlitz, Wobersnow, Schmettau, Wedel, Gessler &c &c)3—almost any Prints, provided they were genuine Likenesses*;4 for I really know almost nobody but Ziethen,5—wd do me marked service perhaps, if I once had them! Chodowiecki's two Prints (old Frh reviewing on horseback, and Frh setting a chair for Ziethen),6 these and the absurd Pauli (Leben Grosser &c)7 are literally my whole stock at present. Press that, so far as polite.

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D. N. Chodowiecki, “Friedrich on Parade”

Courtesy of The National Trust


And the Gotto Paper;8—alas, alas, neither of those Specimens will in the least do! The white is sound strong paper, but it is shy of the ink,—a quite intolerable quality. Do do the blue, tho’ in a less degree: neither of these must we venture on. I beg you to make a farther hunt therefore. I will send Larkin too,—and surely we shall turn up something. It is on you I depend chiefly

Adieu; come on Sunday Evg & report progress

Yours always /

T. Carlyle

*worse than nothing almost, if not so? No, not worse