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Record Number: 14373


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I thought to rise at five on Thursday morning, but fatigue made my head bad. I slept till nine - I opened "Mary Stewart" after breakfast but Dr Fiffe interrupted me, and teazed me to play at shuttlecock till I consented-'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

23 May 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning

Place:

city: Haddington
specific address: Welshs' home

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 Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Daughter of doctor

Occupation:

Amateur writer

Religion:

Christian (denomination 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:

Friedrich Schiller

Title:

Mary Stewart

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First performed June 14 1800

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14373

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

113-114

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 113-114, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14373, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle, written at Haddington. It is dated 29th May 1822 but the editor corrects this to the 25th based on references to specific events.

   
   
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