January 1829-September 1831

The Collected Letters, Volume 5


TC TO ROBERT BRYDEN; 29 October 1829; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18291029-TC-ROBR-01; CL 5:25.


Craigenputtoch, Thursday Night [29 October 1829].

My Dear Sir,

We have a friend here at present, who requires to be conveyed tomorrow to Thornhill for meeting the Edinburgh Coach; and it strikes me to ask whether you could not favour us with your Gig for that duty. If so, you may depend on proper care being taken of the vehicle; which, indeed, I myself am to drive, and return to you, barring accidents, on Saturday Morning. For your farther satisfaction I might add that our guest is bodily (not spiritually) one of the lightest of men; no other than Mr George Moir, the Translator of Schiller, and a prosperous Advocate, of whom you may have already heard.

With best regards to Mrs Brydon [sic], [I] remain always,

My Dear Sir, / Most truly Your's, /

Thomas Carlyl[e]

We only returned from Edinr on Tuesd[ay.] I put your Letters into the Post-office th[ere] the day after our arrival.