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Record Number: 18579


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have been working all the morning at my second ?John Knox? proof, and got it pretty right, I fancy.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

26 Jan 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning

Place:

city: Edinburgh.
county: Lothian
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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Title:

John Knox and the Controversy about Female Rule

Genre:

Other religious, History, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical, Proof copy of RLS's essay.

Publication Details

To be published in Macmillan's Magazine in the autumn [October?] of 1875.

Provenance

unknown
Received by RLS from editor to be corrected and returned.


Source Information:

Record ID:

18579

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:

111

Additional Comments:

Letter 359, To Frances Sitwell, Section headed Tuesday [26 January 1875], [17 Heriot Row]. 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. 111, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18579, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

This would be the proof copy of the second of RLS's 2 essays (?John Knox and the Controversy about Female Rule??) on the subject of John Knox and women which would be published in Macmillan's Magazine in September and October 1875. For reference to the proof of the first article see p. 61, Letter 322, To Sidney Colvin, Monday [19 October 1874] [17 Heriot Row] and ID =17613.

   
   
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