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Record Number: 17377


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I don?t know whether I imagined it, but I thought there seemed something wrong between us this afternoon.[?] Perhaps, however, you may think I have behaved nastily to you; and it just occurs to me that I have never explained how I did not answer your proposal about B. of A. I did not get your letter, until the Sunday; I then wrote immediately but, as it was so much too late, didn?t say anything about it. This was rude; and I am sorry, I did so; it shall not occur again.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 29 Jun 1874 and 31 Jul 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 and 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:

Bob Stevenson

Title:

letter

Genre:

Personal letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17377

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:

34-5

Additional Comments:

Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 297, Monday [? July 1874],To Bob Stevenson. The date in square brackets has 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. 34-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17377, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Note 1 on p. 34 says that the editors? conjectural date for Letter 297 ?fits the fact that Bob, convalescing at Bridge of Allan, wrote on 29 June 1874 asking RLS to join him there?. The note adds that ?the handwriting and notepaper also fit?.

   
   
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