January-October 1859

The Collected Letters, Volume 35


TC TO JOSEPH NEUBERG ; 27 May 1859; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18590527-TC-JN-01; CL 35: 101


Chelsea, 28 [27] May, 1859—

Dear Neuberg,

Will you be so beneficent as take this German gentleman1 in hand, and try to do for him what the sacred duties command.

He seems to want a couple of Notes from Humboldt2 translated into English,—“a most vital service,” he seems to intimate. But as he cannot speak one word of English, as as3 I have not half a moment of time, I can make nothing of him, and must roll him over upon you.

To me he brought no kind of introduction (merely got tumbled in); but he seems to be a very innocent little creature.

Yours always /

T. Carlyle

Friday 3.20 p.m,—in endless haste