CARLYLE, Thomas, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts Home | Archive | Facsimiles | Forgeries | Back CARLYLE, Thomas (1795-1881). Essayist and historian. Autograph sentiment signed, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Chelsea, 13 October 1865. Carlyle's not-unusual rant against autograph collectors. [No: 22545] This is the archived description of an item that has already been sold. Please contact me if you would like any further intormation.