Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 17617


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Even as it is, I contrive to in general to get along very reasonably. Jack comes down to me every night: we have a talk and a walk: we correct the Printer's sheets together, and are very happy. He is a kind faithful slut of a fellow.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

21 Feb 1824

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

city: 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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Proofs of 'Schiller's Life and Writings'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: ProofsManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Work published in serial form in London Magazine Oct 1823 - Sept 1824, and in book form as 'the Life of Friedrich Schiller' in 1825

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

17617

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

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:

3

Page:

35

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 35, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17617, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TX to Alexander Carlyle, dated 21 February 1824, written at his brother Jack's house. Pages 33 - 35 in this edition. Date range of reading based on the date of this letter and the date of TC's previous letter to AC in which he doesn't mention the checking of the proofs.

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design