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Record Number: 13552


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I spent most of yesterday in the Advocates' Library and got about half way through the catalogue.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

29 Dec 1867

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Advocates' Library, Edinburgh

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Letter to Bob Stevenson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

?Robert ?Wodrow

Title:

[MSS in the Advocates' Library]

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

Wodrow MSS?

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

13552

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

1

Page:

120

Additional Comments:

Additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 120, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13552, accessed: 21 September 2019


Additional Comments:

The footnote to the Booth/Mehew edition suggests that the MSS Stevenson was reading were those of the historian Robert Wodrow. Stevenson was researching the history of the Covenanters for his projected life of David Hackson of Rathillet.

   
   
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