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Record Number: 14650


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'...I have been continuing to work at ... John Knox...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swanston

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 and 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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

John Knox

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Other religious, Politics

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14650

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

5

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 270, from RLS to Sidney Colvin The eds date this letter [Early May1874], and the content indicates that the Reading Experience began before and may have continued after the letter was written.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14650, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The editors give [Swanston] as the probable address of the letter, and the context indicates that the Place of Experience is the same as the place of writing.

   
   
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