July 1836-December 1837

The Collected Letters, Volume 9


TC TO HENRY INGLIS; 4 December 1837; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18371204-TC-HI-01; CL 9:355-356.


5. Cheyne Row, Chelsea / 4th Decr 1837—

My dear Inglis,

Did you about six months ago receive from one Menzies Bookseller (Princes St, I think)1 a copy of a Book called French Revolution, on my part? I fear, not.

Or did you next about six weeks ago receive a short note from me; warning to send and demand said Book, if need were? I fear, not, once more; for you have never sent sign of your existence.

Is all right? I will hope and believe so, and that only Agents and Messengers neglect their duty. Write to me when you get this; or send an old Newspaper addressed in your hand, if time press. The man Menzies is to be stirred up by his principal here; but it is not about the Book now that I feel anxious mainly but about the owner of the Book—whose name I wrote on it; whose face I hope some day to see again.2

(In great haste) / Ever affectionately /

T. Carlyle.