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Record Number: 14584


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been reading Roman Law...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

4 May 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning

Place:

city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Swanston, Lothianburn, 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:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Aspiring writer, intermittent law student

Religion:

(Wavering) Church of Scotland

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

The eds ascribe this part of the letter to Monday [4 May]



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[Roman law]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14584

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume Two, April 1874- July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

3

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Ernest Mehew Letter 268, [29 April-4 May 1874], from RLS to Frances Sitwell

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume Two, April 1874- July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14584, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter 268 consists of 6 parts, the day of the week or the time of day of writing being given by RLS, the date, month and year conjectured by the editors.

   
   
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