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Record Number: 13345


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I attended the first meeting of the Philathelic Society - There were many new members, but the society seemed to have undergone no improvement. Jamie Thompson still speaks with his former pertinacity. Andrew made a harangue as vapid as ever, Thomas Irving read an introductory address, and the rest were all in readiness to 'nod assent and smile'[.] I left them with little regret.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 15 Nov 1816 and 30 Nov 1816

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Edinburgh Philathelic Society

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Edinburgh Philathelic Society


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Irving

Title:

Introductory Address

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

13345

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

88

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle (Durham, 1970), 1, p. 88, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13345, accessed: 26 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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