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Record Number: 17419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'One gravestone was erected by Scott .. to the poor woman who served him as a heroine in the Heart of Mid-Lothian, and the inscription in its stiff Jedediah Cleishbotham fashion is not without something touching.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

20 Sep 1873

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Terreglestown, Dumfries

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:

writer

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

letter to Frances Sitwell


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Heart of Midlothian

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: gravestone

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
seen in a graveyard


Source Information:

Record ID:

17419

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

1

Page:

305

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 305, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17419, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

RLS not reading Scott at the time. He sees the gravestone of Helen Walker, Scott's model for Jeanie Deans in The Heart of Midlothian which was originally published in 4 vols under the title Tales of My Landlord by the imaginary editor, Jedediah Cleishbotham.

   
   
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