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Record Number: 12983


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We get a "Dumfries Courier" here amongst us. Our third Number reached us a few days ago. It seems M'Darmaid [M'Diarmid] is become sole Editor; - it is not the opinion of the readers here, that the paper has been a gainer by the change. The Ranger seems (under favour) to be but a silly kind of person - and his friend Mr Bright is a very vapid gentleman. It is a pity that Spoudastes his labours have been curtailed, before he has completed his investigations. But we must make a shift to live without knowing who wrote Mary's dream.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Mar 1817

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kirkcaldy

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Teacher, later man of letters

Religion:

Christian

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Dumfries Courier

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12983

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Charles Richard Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, NC

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

I

Page:

100-01

Additional Comments:

Letter to Robert Mitchell

Citation:

Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 100-01, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12983, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

References are to writers and articles in the paper.

   
   
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