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Record Number: 16588


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There is no plainer way of testifying my entire approval of the matter contained in your last letter than rigidly adhering to the plan you have sketched for me. This I am endeavouring to do - I immediately commenced an active search through the libraries of my acquaintance for some of the books you named... My next attempt was on Rollin and that proved more successful. I read his Ancient History in my infancy; but remembered no more of it than the number of volumes. I have already finished the first volume.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 28 Oct 1822 and 11 Nov 1822

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Amateur writer

Religion:

Christian

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:

Charles Rollin

Title:

The Ancient History

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

16588

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

197

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 197, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16588, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle dated 11th November 1822, written at Haddington. Pages 196 - 199 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on her reference to starting this reading after his last letter to her, dated 28 October

   
   
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