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Record Number: 19016


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had a letter from Carlyle, and when I am over-filled with thoughts arising from this book, I put it all aside, (or [italics] try [end italics] to put it aside,) and think of his last sentence - 'May you live long to write good books, or do silently good actions which in my sight is far more indispensable'.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 5 Dec 1848

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 121 Upper Rumford St

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:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Sep 1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author and clergyman's wife

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

[encouraging letter about 'Mary Barton']

Genre:

letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19016

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19016, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Miss Lamont; Carlyle's letter referred to in a letter of 5th December 1848.

   
   
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