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1812-1821

The Collected Letters, Volume 1

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Edinburgh Castle and the Grass Market.

Couriers came to the Grass Market from all over Scotland, and the young Carlyle frequently went there to receive or to send boxes and letters from or to Ecclefechan. The Grass Market has changed very little from the early nineteenth century to the present day. A print from the calotype negative of 1855 by Thomas Keith (1827–1895) in the Hurd Bequest, Edinburgh Corporation, Library and Museums Committee.