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Record Number: 17973


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Disraeli's, Tulloch's and Greyfriars' addresses were all three excellent; Disraeli's brilliant.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

28 Nov 1873

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Mentone

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:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

newspapers

Genre:

Sermon, Politics, Ephemera, reports of speeches

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

17973

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:

383

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to mother, Margaret Stevenson.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 383, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17973, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Mrs Stevenson had sent RLS some newspapers with passages marked in them. RLS here referring to reports of speeches made by Benjamin Disraeli and John Tulloch, and sermons given by the Edinburgh magistrates and Council at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.

   
   
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