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Record Number: 18857


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I inclose you a very curious letter from a cousin german of my own to his son who still remains in this country. It has given me so much amusement that I thought it might be acceptable to you for publication in the Magazine. If you think it proper to give it a corner, do not alter the orthography, or the writer's singular mode of grammar in any other way than by pointing it What he says with regard to the riches and freedoms of the United States must be taken with reserve, it being well known here that he is very dissatisfied, but that he wants the son to whom he is writing and others of his family to join him. This indeed is apparent from the tenor of the letter.' [there are several pages of explanation of the letter and its writer]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 3 Mar 1820

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Altrive

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:

James Hogg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

Nov 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

farmer / author

Religion:

n/a

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:

James Laidlaw

Title:

[Letter from America to his son]

Genre:

letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

later published in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (March 1820) with Hogg's explanation

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18857

Source:

Print

Author:

James Hogg

Editor:

Gillian Hughes

Title:

Collected Letters of James Hogg, The

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

II

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2006), II, p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18857, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Letter to William Blackwood. Cousin german is a first cousin.

   
   
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