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Record Number: 17572


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[?] I am seen about the garden with large and aged quartos [?]'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 9 Sep 1874 and 13 Sep 1874

Country:

North Wales

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Barmouth
county: Gwynedd
specific address: Cors y Gedol Arms
other location: Garden

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:

North Wales

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

quarto

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17572

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

Letter 313, To Sidney Colvin, [13 September 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17572, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Identity of the ?aged quartos? not indicated in text or footnotes. Perhaps they were just "old books"? related to RLS's current writings and/or his law studies.

   
   
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