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Record Number: 17791


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had almost as soon have it in the Portfolio, as the Saturday; the P. is so nicely printed and I am gourmet in type.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

23 Oct 1873

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: 17 Heriot Row, 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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Philip Gilbert Hamerton (editor)

Title:

The Portfolio: An Artistic Periodical

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17791

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:

348

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to Sidney Colvin.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 348, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17791, accessed: 31 March 2023


Additional Comments:

RLS not reading the periodical at the time of writing, but he was clearly familiar with its layout/content because he was considering submitting work to it.

   
   
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