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Record Number: 16551


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'This unfortunate O'Meara, It was the merest chance he was not sent to extend his localities in the Highlands. I would have returned the book immediately, finding how long it had been here, had the subject been any other than Napoleon - however I made what haste I could with it; but though I read whenever a temporary cessation of civilities on the part of the inhabitants left a minute at my own disposal, I only finished it at twelve o'clock the night you wrote for it - '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Oct 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Ardachy, Fort Augustus
specific address: Family home

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:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Amateur writer

Occupation:

Amateur writer

Religion:

Christian - denomination unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Barry Edward O'Meara

Title:

Napoleon in Exile; or, A Voice from St Helena

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published 1822, 2 vols

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

16551

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, South Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

178

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, South Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 178, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16551, accessed: 18 November 2019


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle, dated c.24 October, written at Haddington. Pages 178 - 181 in this edition. Date of reading experience surmised from Carlyle's letter to JBW 18 October in which he asks for the return of the book, and JBW's reference to the date of that letter. Information on the O'Meara book given in Editor's notes.

   
   
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