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Record Number: 15989


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I am doing principally my Roman Law just now. It is really to me a great pleasure; and it keeps me out of the way of writing, for which I am not in the vein.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 May 1874 and 20 May 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

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:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Roman Law

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15989

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:

11

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Frm section written Wednesday [20 May 1874] in Letter 274, to Frances Sitwell, pp 10-12, Tuesday-Sunday [19-24 May 1874]. passage refers to RLS's law studies at Edinbrgh University. Dates in square brackets suggested by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15989, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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