January 1835-June 1836

The Collected Letters, Volume 8


TC TO JEAN CARLYLE AITKEN; 17 August 1835; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18350817-TC-JCA-01; CL 8:198.


[17 August 1835]

My Dear Jean,

An opportunity for getting a Frank having arrived I must send this off almost without a word from me: the man of franks (he is one Gibson,1 who is to get it done for me) sends up this instant that he is in haste!

Thanks my dear Sister for your very reasonable, sensible solid Letter,2 communicating so much clear intelligence. I see you are still a “judicious Craw,” as of old. Be a good wife to your goodman, always acting towards the common interest, not your own special one: and may all good be with you.

You will find by Jack's Letter that there is tolerable chance of our coming “after all, Mother.” I almost mean to come myself (or rather do mean it) if the Doctor even cannot yet.—You will send this letter to our Mother; probably the very Wednesday you get it? Also Mrs Welsh's (which has lain here some time) by Andrew.— Remember me very specially to Alick: give him all of them my brotherly blessings; my hope to see them soon.

Ever your Affectionate, /

T. C.