Autograph Letter, Signed, to Robert Peel, Prime Minister.

By: Carlyle, Thomas.

Price: $2,150.00

Quantity: 1 available


Dated Chelsea, 19 June, 1846. Carlyle sends a copy of his "Oliver Cromwell...", calling him "the noblest Governor England ever had", and suggesting that "his story "..may well have interest for all Governors of England..". He is profusely complimentary and grateful for Peel's "valiant labours", presumably his successful repeal of the Corn Laws, which was passed in Parliament on May 15. This is designated "copy" in Carlyle's hand above the salutation, and contains some differences from the version of the same date published in the Carlyle Letters Online [COL]. Some words are crossed out, but still legible, and replaced with alternates which are kept in the [COL] version; there are two suggested revisions in pencil in another hand, neither being adopted in the COL version; and there are a few punctuation differences. From the source note in [COL]: "Froude says: 'There are two versions of this letter among Carlyle's papers, not quite identical,' but neither version now appears to be in the NLS, nor were they listed in the main sale of TC's books and MSS belonging to A. Carlyle, at Sotheby's, 13-14 June 1932. They are at present untraced." One sheet folded to make four pages, each measuring 7 1/4 x 9 inches, three are used; folded once horizontally, then twice vertically. Some folds toned, else Fine.

Title: Autograph Letter, Signed, to Robert Peel, Prime Minister.

Author Name: Carlyle, Thomas.

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: carlyle,thomas.2150datedchelsea,19june,1846.carl