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Record Number: 17429


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Besides the highland impediment we have had daily visitors for a whole fortnight so I have got nothing read except Turnadot and Napoleon's memoirs - I assure you I have made a violent effort to keep my temper-'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 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:

Gozzi Carlo

Title:

Turnadot, Princess of China

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1762. JBW is reading Schiller's translation

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17429

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:

285

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. 285, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17429, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 10th February 1823, written at Haddington. Pages 284 -287 in this edition. Estimated date range based on JBW's letter dated 18 January in which she says she will start Turandot the following Monday.

   
   
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