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Record Number: 18156


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My present sojourn is the most distressing you can imagine: the weather is so bad that one cannot cross the threshold; there is not a book in the hou[se] besides "Rutledges's Sermons" and "Black's sermons" neither of which I have any relish for, and the "Juvenile Library" which, with the exception of "Jack the Gi[ant] Killer", ["]Blue Beard" and the "Wishing cap" that I read last night, does not appear to be particularly edifying...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

9 Nov 1824

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Costorphine, Edinburgh
specific address: West Craigs

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:

Unknown/NA
Daughter of doctor - no profession

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 (trad)

Title:

Jack The Giant Killer

Genre:

Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Unknown anthology

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

18156

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:

192

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. 192, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18156, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 10th November 1824, written at West Craigs. Pages 189-193 in this edition.

   
   
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