Autograph Letter Signed ‘Mary Carlyle Aitken’, addressed ‘Dear Madam’, writing on behalf of Thomas Carlyle, thanking her for the letter, and “this will prove to your that it has not met the fate which you predicted for it”, adding that Mr.Carlyle “is glad to think that you have got good from his books”. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition, integral blank leaf. 5 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, 26 July 1873. Mary Aitken (1848-1895), niece of Thomas Carlyle, husband of Alexander Carlyle.