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Record 14933

Reading Experience:

'Jenkin wrote to say he would second me in such a nice little notelet. I shall go in for it (the Savile I mean) whether "V.H." is accepted or not, being now a man of means.'
Century: 1850-1899
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, 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: Aspiring writer, intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin
Title: letter
Genre: Letter received by RLS probably early 1874
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
Letter sent to RLS in connection with RLS's election to the Savile Club, which took place 3 June 1874.


Source Information:

Record ID: 14933  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 6
  Additional comments: Letter 271, to Sidney Colvin, date proposed by Booth and Mehew [May 1874]

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 6,, accessed: 06 July 2020

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