July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO JOHN STUART MILL; 19 May 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18370519-TC-JSM-01; CL 9:208.


Chelsea, Friday Night [19 or 26 May 1837].

My dear Mill,

I know not how to accept this valuable gift of Biog. Universelle,1 nor how to refuse it; I am very much obliged to you; and will, as I have long done, account you my Book-Providence[.] No man was ever more munificent in that kind. I thank you again and again.

There was for some time a regular List kept of the Books I got; but the arrivals afterwards became numerous, and the List did not attempt to keep pace with them. I send it you such as it is. I think you have got what there were pretty completely. But there is to be a general jail-delivery in that kind here; and whatsoever of yours farther may turn up shall be sent. I hope you will get your Book (New Book)2 soon.

I sent off Dulaure3 yesternight by the Omnibus.

Yours ever truly /

T. Carlyle—