January 1835-June 1836

The Collected Letters, Volume 8


TC TO HORACE GRANT; 11 August 1835; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18350811-TC-HGR-01; CL 8:190-191.


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / Tuesday [11 or 18 August 1835]—

My Dear Sir,

Will you have the humanity to step over to the “North & South American Coffeehouse,” and deliver the inclosed Letter to the waiter there, with two-pence, or three pence, whichever he (having his choice so far) may prefer? The Waiter, bribed to that extent, forwards the Letter by the first Yankee Packet; all is right; and you have saved me a journey in this fierce weather. The “Coffeehouse” is close by you; in Threadneedle Street, I think.1

About three weeks ago I called for you, but found you were gone, [no] one could tell me whither. We hope some evening very soon to see you here, and get the History of your travels. The Coles2 are coming on Sunday night, at six, to tea: can you come that night? I doubt you will be out of Town.

Tell Mill that I heard last night of his being returned: a new man, so far as sunburning could bring that about.

I remain, / Always most truly yours, /

T. Carlyle