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Record 17441

Reading Experience:

'I am busy with the fourth volume of Gibbon and Machiavelli's discourses on Livy. He is the only Italian that has interested me - '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 24 Mar 1823 and 1 Apr 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haddington
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: n/a
Occupation: N/A
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Niccolo Macchiavelli
Title: Discourses on Livy
Genre: History, Politics, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17441  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 320
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 320,, accessed: 06 December 2019

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 1 April 1823, written at Haddington. Estimated date range based on date of her previous letter to him (24th March) - they seem to discuss their respective reading at length and it is likely that has started this book since she last wrote to him.



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