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Record 18016

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'[?] it was that paper of yours that made me think of the book[Baudelaire's "Petits Poemes en Prose"]' (see RED ID18015)
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 7 Nov 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: [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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Katharine de Mattos
Title: unknown
Genre: Fiction, Pieces of imaginative writing, referred to in letter 323.
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet, Referred to here by RLS as "that paper of yours".
Publication details:
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18016  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 80
  Additional comments: Letter 332, To Katharine de Mattos [7 November 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 80, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18016, accessed: 13 December 2019

Additional comments:

A piece of her own writing by Katharine de Mattos sent earlier by her to RLS, See also Letters 308 and 323 in same volume both addressed by RLS to K de M.

 

 

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