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Record Number: 18134


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[?] though I can do no original work, I get forward making notes for my ?Knox? at a good trot.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 8 Jan 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning
afternoon
evening

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:

Uncommitted.

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:

Various unspecified books concerning John Knox.

Genre:

Other religious, History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18134

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:

100

Additional Comments:

From section headed Friday [8 January] in Letter 347, To Frances Sitwell, Monday [4 January 1875]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.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. 100, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18134, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

RLS it seems would still have been reading, in order to take notes from, source material for the two-part article on Knox that would be published in "Macmillan?s Magazine"in September and October 1875. See p.48, Letter 311 and note.

   
   
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