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Record Number: 17253


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There is rather a nice article of Colvin?s in this "Macmillan".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 3 Jul 1874

Country:

unknown

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London?

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:

Church of Scotland (wavering)

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

The Shadow of Death

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Publication Details

July 1874 issue of "Macmillan's Magazine".

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17253

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:

28

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 290, To his Mother, Friday [? 3 July 1874], written Hampstead. Dates in square brackets have been added 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. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17253, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

RLS?s friend Sidney Colvin?s article ?The Shadow of Death?, on Holman Hunt?s popular picture depicting Christ as a carpenter (completed 1873, disseminated as an engraving and donated to the city of Manchester in 1883), appeared (see p. 28, Note 1) in the July 1874 issue of Macmillan?s Magazine.

   
   
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