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Autograph Letter Signed from Thomas Carlyle to H. Grant, September 1935

 Item — Box: CLX-A-1591
Identifier: Coll-1848/20-0027

Scope and Contents

Autograpg Letter Signed from Thomas Carlyle, Regent Street, to H. Grant, Gray's Inn, Friday, dated in another hand September 1835.

The letter reads:

"I was this far on my road to the J. H. [?] but find now it will not do.

Unluckily we are all engaged tonight. I should like much to see Garnier again (whom I did not suspect to be in town at present), could he not contrive to call on me, any day - before Sunday, which indeed I grieve to see is but one solitary day!

I still hope to see you. It is possible I may not go till Monday, by what conveyance, or even thro' which of the three Elements (that of Fire is excluded) I may go is as uncertain as ever. Provably the old story of Patent Safety Fast Coach will be the thing after all; torment or next to that; but then brief torment.

I write with the back of a pen, and in much haste .. regards to Mill, and hope still of seeing him.

Yours ever truly,

T Carlyle

Dates

  • September 1935

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Physical Description

2 sides 8vo., with original integral autograph address leaf and seal.

Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repository in advance.

Extent

1 letter

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in November 2019. Accession no SC-Acc-2020-0027.

Physical Description

2 sides 8vo., with original integral autograph address leaf and seal.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in August 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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