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Record 13544

Reading Experience:

'Oh my vessel's on the say says the shan van voght And I do not know what to say says the shan van voght.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1864 and 31 Dec 1864
Country: Scotland/England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Colinton, 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 Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland/England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to Henrietta Traquair
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Traditional Ballad
Title: Shan Van Voght
Genre: Irish revolutionary song
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: 1798
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 13544  
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: 103
  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. 103,, accessed: 08 July 2020

Additional comments:



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