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Record Number: 19874


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Well! Dearest you have criticised my letter - it is now my turn to criticise yours. Be patient, then, and good-tempered, I beg; for you shall find me a severer critic than the Opiumeater-'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

17 Jan 1825

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Haddington
specific address: Family home

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:

Male

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1801

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Letter dated 20th January 1825

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19874

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:

263

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. 263, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19874, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to TC dated 29 January 1825. Pages 263-267 in this edition. Date range based on TC's letter to JBW dated 20th December in which he spends some pages critiquing her last letter to him. 'Opiumeater' here refers to de Quincey's review of Meister in the London Magazine.

   
   
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