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Record Number: 13547


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At present I am going for Macaulay's History and no novels at all.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

26 Nov 1866

Country:

Scotland/England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: 17 Heriot Row, Edinburgh

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:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland/England

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

Letter to Bob Stevenson.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Title:

History of England

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1848-61

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

13547

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

1

Page:

113

Additional Comments:

Ernest Mehew (co-editor)

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 113, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13547, accessed: 20 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Present from parents.

   
   
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