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Record Number: 15147


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mme Garschine's was rather sad and gave me the blues a bit'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

14 May 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Swanston (according to editors)
specific address: Swanston Cottage, 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:

Church of Scotland (wavering)

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Letter 272, to Frances Sitwell, dated Thursday (i.e. [14 May] in letter of Wednesday-Sunday, dated by eds as [13-17 May 1874]



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sophie Garschine

Title:

letter

Genre:

Letter received by RLS probably shortly before he wrote Letter 272.

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

15147

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:

7

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15147, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Acc to editorial note 1, this sentence refers to a 7-page letter to RLS from Mme Garschine, dated 7 May 1874. She was a Russian friend of RLS, met at Menton, and the aunt and adoptive mother of Pella, who wrote the letter quoted just before. was the

   
   
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