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Record 17253

Reading Experience:

'There is rather a nice article of Colvin?s in this "Macmillan".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 3 Jul 1874
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: city: London?
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 and intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sidney Colvin
Title: The Shadow of Death
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text:
Publication details: July 1874 issue of "Macmillan's Magazine".
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17253  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 28
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 290, To his Mother, Friday [? 3 July 1874], written Hampstead. Dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 28,, accessed: 27 September 2020

Additional comments:

RLS?s friend Sidney Colvin?s article ?The Shadow of Death?, on Holman Hunt?s popular picture depicting Christ as a carpenter (completed 1873, disseminated as an engraving and donated to the city of Manchester in 1883), appeared (see p. 28, Note 1) in the July 1874 issue of Macmillan?s Magazine.



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