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David Brewster


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David Brewster : The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Conducted by D. Brews

I read very seldom indeed having in the first place but very little time for it... and in the second place, Mr & Mrs A. having never offered to lend me any books except an Encyclopaedia, which is not an every day kind of reading. [Editor notes that she records reading 'the whole' of No I of vol II 'at various intervals'].

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Ellen Weeton      Print: Book


David (dr) Brewster : Recommendation

'I [ac]cordingly wrote off to St. Andrews; and the next day, to all the four winds in quest of recommendations. To Goethe, to Irving, to Buller, to Brewster &c &c. These same recommendations are now beginning to come in upon me: I had one from Brewster two days ago (with the offer of farther help); and this morning, came a decent testificatory letter from Buller, and a most majestic certificate in three pages from Edward Irving.'

Century: 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Carlyle      Manuscript: Letter of recommendation


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