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Record 26846

Reading Experience:

'I read your “Giotto”; it’s almighty well written, I don’t know how the devil you can write like that.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: May 1877
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
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: Uncommitted
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Sidney Colvin
Title: "Giotto's Gospel of Labour"
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Macmillan's Magazine, May 1877 issue
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26846  
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: 209
  Additional comments: Letter 471, To Sidney Colvin, [Mid-May 1877], 17 Heriot Row. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material 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. 209,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:

According to Note 2 to Letter 471, Colvin's article “Giotto’s Gospel of Labour” appeared in Macmillan’s Magazine for May 1877.



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