The Collected Letters, Volume 2


An early portrait of Jane Baillie Welsh made at Haddington by an unknown artist.

From the copy in D. A. Wilson, Carlyle, opposite p. 220. The original portrait, which was hanging in Carlyle's house when he died, was handed down in the family of Mrs. Andrew Chrystal, born Jeannie Welsh, Jane's cousin. Francis Jeffrey had the portrait in his possession for some months in 1831, and the Carlyles had difficulty in getting it back from him.