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Record Number: 18059


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'For the last ten days I have been getting on again in good style. I have finished Charles and am in the second volume of the History of America. At this rate I calculate on getting through with all the books which you recommend to me in about twenty years.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1824 and 29 Apr 1824

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington

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:

Jane Baillie Welsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

none

Religion:

Christian

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:

History of America

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18059

Source:

Print

Author:

Jane Baillie Welsh

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:

64

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 64, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18059, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 29th April 1824, written at Haddington. Pages 63-65 in this edition. I am unable to find exactly which book she is referring to here.

   
   
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