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Record 18017

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have found what should interest you dear. A paper in which I had sketched out my life, before I knew you. Here is the exact copy even to spelling.[?]'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 14 Nov 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: In 1874 [17 Heriot Row]; ? in 1873
   
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: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: Desiderata
Genre: A tentative project for RLS's own future.
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: Later published in "The Lark", June 1895. There is a facsimile in "The Bookman Extra Number" (1913), 56.
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18017  
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: 81
  Additional comments: Letter 333, To Frances Sitwell, Saturday [14 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. 81, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18017, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

Editors? Note 1, p. 81, to the words ?a paper?: "The MS of "Desiderata" is in Rosenbach [i.e. the Rosenbach Foundation, Philadelphia]. It was reproduced in facsimile by William Doxey of San Francisco in 1895 and published in "The Lark" June 1895.There is a facsimile in "The Bookman Extra Number" (1913), 56.?

 

 

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