Autograph Letter, Signed, reporting Thomas Carlyle's death.

By: [Carlyle, Thomas]

Price: $475.00

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Dated 24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, 5 Feb - 1881. From Carlyle's niece, Mary Carlyle, to his solicitor, "Mr. Ouvry" (Frederic): "This is only to tell you what most likely you already know, that my Uncle died this morning at half past eight o'clock. Yours very truly, Mary Carlyle." She was at his bedside during for the final days. From "Moral Desperado: A Life of Thomas Carlyle", 1995, p.383 - "He was unconscious for much of the last few days, though he asked for his father, his mother....and he threw his arms around Mary's neck, thinking she was his mother....At half past eight the breathing quietly ceased (as it had done before); she ran to him and listened and the lungs moved once or twice again very gently and then stopped -- forever." On mourning stationery, two conjugate leaves, one page, a small stain at the top margin. Pasted to a larger album leaf. In Fine condition.

Title: Autograph Letter, Signed, reporting Thomas Carlyle's death.

Author Name: [Carlyle, Thomas]

Categories: Other,

Seller ID: [carlyle,thomas]475dated24cheynerow,chelsea,5feb