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Record 17973

Reading Experience:

'Disraeli's, Tulloch's and Greyfriars' addresses were all three excellent; Disraeli's brilliant.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 28 Nov 1873
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Mentone
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: writer
Religion: atheist
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: newspapers
Genre: Sermon, Politics, Ephemera, reports of speeches
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17973  
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: 383
  Additional comments: additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to mother, Margaret Stevenson.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 383,, accessed: 08 July 2020

Additional comments:

Mrs Stevenson had sent RLS some newspapers with passages marked in them. RLS here referring to reports of speeches made by Benjamin Disraeli and John Tulloch, and sermons given by the Edinburgh magistrates and Council at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.



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