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Record Number: 15954


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I send you L. Stephen?s letter, which is certainly very kind and jolly to get. Please show it, if you get a chance, to Mrs Sitwell.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

15 May 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Swanston
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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Leslie Stephen

Title:

letter

Genre:

Letter received by RLS on Saturday, probably 16 May 1874, commenting on RLS's essay on 'Victor Hugo's Romances'

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Eds' note 5, p. 8, says the letter is printed in Letters, I, 161-3

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

15954

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

9

Additional Comments:

Letter 273, [17 May 1874], pp. 9-10, to Sidney Colvin See entry ID 15361 and Letter 272, p.8, where RLS mentions Stephen?s letter. Editors? note 3 to Letter 272, page 8, says that Leslie Stephen?s letter mentioned here is reproduced in facsimile in Beinecke IV, facing p.1590 [presumably the RLS Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and MS Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut] and was dated 15 May.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15954, accessed: 19 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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