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Record Number: 17921


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[After a break in the letter:] 'There I had the wisdom to stop and look over Japanese picture books until lunch time.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1874 and 30 Nov 1874

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning: Before lunch.

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: [17 Heriot Row]

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:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[Japanese picture books]

Genre:

Arts / architecture, Unspecified Japanese picture books.

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17921

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:

73

Additional Comments:

Letter 329, To Sidney Colvin [Late October or early November 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. 73, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17921, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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