Welcome to the Carlyle Letters Online

Duke University Press is proud to present this digital archive based on the Duke-Edinburgh edition of The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. To learn more about the history and development of both projects, please read The Online Project and The Printed Edition.

A Database for an Epoch

Here you will find a perspective on the 19th century like no other, through the words of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. Browse thousands of their collected letters by date, by recipient, by subject, and by volume. We invite you to experience a correspondence that features some of the most influential writers and thinkers of the day.

CLO News

Duke University Press is very pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of the concluding volume 50 of The  Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle. The achievement represents the culmination of nearly three quarters of a century of dedicated and persistent effort on the part of the editors, the Press, and the large number of people and institutions that have supported them.