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Record Number: 22381


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read one half (about 900 pages) of Wodrow's Correspondence, with some improvement but great fatigue.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

12 Dec 1880

Country:

Switzerland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Davos

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:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Switzerland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Robert Wodrow

Title:

The Correspondence of the Rev Robert Wodrow

Genre:

History, collected letters

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1842-3

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22381

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:

3

Page:

140

Additional Comments:

Letter to Thomas Stevenson.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 140, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22381, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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