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Record 17528

Reading Experience:

'?Miss Griffin? is capital stuff; not the least dull, a little ragged and loquacious, of course. Go on. Give me more types in the same style; and when I have the lot , I?ll tell you about the?[end of extract]'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 30 Sep 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, Edinburgh and 17 Heriot Row
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: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Katharine de Mattos
Title: unknown
Genre: Unknown, Apparently a draft of a piece of her writing communicated to RLS by his cousin K. de Mattos, born Stevenson.
Form of Text: Manuscript: UnknownUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
Probably lent for him to give his opinion of her work.


Source Information:

Record ID: 17528  
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: 44
  Additional comments: Letter 308, To Katharine de Mattos, [Early September 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors. There is more criticism of Katharine de Mattos?s writing on pp. 61-3, Letter 323, [? October 1874] to the same correspondent.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 44,, accessed: 11 August 2020

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