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Jane Baillie Welsh


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Jane Baillie Welsh : Letter dated 29th January

'My own Jane!- You are a noble girl; and your true and generous heart shall not lie oppressed anotehr instant under any weight that I can tkae from it... This letter is, I think, the best you ever sent me; there is more of the true woman, of the essence of my Jane's honourable nature in it, than I ever saw before. Such calm quiet good-sense, and such confiding simple true affection! I were myself a pitiable man, if it did not move me.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Manuscript: Letter


Jane Baillie Welsh : Will

'Mr Donaldson has seen my will too with your name written in it in great letters. No matter! why should I be ashamed of shewing an affection which I am not ashamed to feel- But we will talk over all these things when we meet- It will take all your indulgence to excuse this breathless letter- God bless you my darling.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Mr Donaldson      Manuscript: Will


Jane Baillie Welsh : Letter dated 9 October 1825

'How kind, how simple, true and good! Beautifully welcome, in my sombre vacancy here! (Dumfries, Septr, 1868) This Letter to my Mother (dear kind Letter!) I must have brot [sic] with me from Templand. Legible without commentary,- or with almost none. The Nithsdale Visit is ab[ou]t terminating; and dull distant Haddington, with an uncertain future, lies ahead.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Manuscript: Letter


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