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Record Number: 17425


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I finished Rollin before these people came. I am quite distressed about my memory - after all the time and pains I have bestowed on this ancient history I find my mind retains but a faint outline of it. - I did not read the dissertation on the arts and sciences it seemed lumpish stuff, and foreign to my present purpose[.] However if you think it for my good to spend a fortnight on these three volumes I will not grudge it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 11 Nov 1822 and 1 Jan 1823

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington
specific address: Family home

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:

n/a

Occupation:

N/A

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 History of the Arts and Sciences of the Ancients

Genre:

History, Science, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17425

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Editor:

CR Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

263

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 263, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17425, accessed: 22 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 8th January 1823. Pages 262 - 265 in this edition. Estimated date range based on JBW's previous letter dated 11th November in which she mentions having started on Rollin, and mentioning in this letter that she finished it a week before the guests arrived a week previously.

   
   
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