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Record Number: 12719


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read the Tragedies - I thank you for them - they are Byron's. Need I praise them. I have also read your eloquent history of Faust - For it too I think you. It has fewer faults and greater merits than its Author led me to expect -'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Jan 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Jane Bailie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Amateur writer

Religion:

Unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Criticism on Faust (working title)

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, Draft of essay due to be published in the Review

Publication Details

due to be published c. February 1822

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

12719

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Bailie Welsh

Editor:

CR Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

19

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Bailie Welsh, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12719, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle, dated c. 17 January 1822. Pages 19-21 in this edition. See also JBW's letter to Carlyle dated 29 Dec 1821, and TC's letter to Alexander Carlyle dated 12 Jan 1822. Carlyle refers to the essay in his letter to JBW dated 14 Jan 1822 (p. 14 in this edition) in which he refers to having finished writing it.

   
   
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