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Record 18579

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have been working all the morning at my second ?John Knox? proof, and got it pretty right, I fancy.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 26 Jan 1875
Country: Scotland
Time: morning
Place: city: Edinburgh.
county: Lothian
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: Uncommitted
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: John Knox and the Controversy about Female Rule
Genre: Other religious, History, Science
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, Proof copy of RLS's essay.
Publication details: To be published in Macmillan's Magazine in the autumn [October?] of 1875.
Provenance: unknown
Received by RLS from editor to be corrected and returned.

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 18579  
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: 111
  Additional comments: Letter 359, To Frances Sitwell, Section headed Tuesday [26 January 1875], [17 Heriot Row]. 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. 111, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=18579, accessed: 15 December 2019

Additional comments:

This would be the proof copy of the second of RLS's 2 essays (?John Knox and the Controversy about Female Rule??) on the subject of John Knox and women which would be published in Macmillan's Magazine in September and October 1875. For reference to the proof of the first article see p. 61, Letter 322, To Sidney Colvin, Monday [19 October 1874] [17 Heriot Row] and ID =17613.

 

 

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