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Record 20311

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have been reading a paper of my father's in Nature.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 5 Feb 1874
Country: Monaco
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: Monaco
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Stevenson
Title: letter (in "Nature")
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 29 January 1874?
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 20311  
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: 478
  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. 478, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=20311, accessed: 13 December 2019

Additional comments:

Footnote Botth/Mehew p 478 expresses some doubt about the exact paper by Thomas Stevenson RLS refers to.

 

 

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