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Record Number: 19919


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Yesterday Badams wrote me (from admist the 'wild beasts of Ephesus,' as he calls the new Mining Companies, with whom he is in constant treaty about some important smelting schemes): he wishes me to stay till his return, but if I cannot, he entreats me to take Taffy (a little fiery corn-fed indefatigable Welsh Pony of his, on which I ride) with all its furniture, for the love of him.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Mar 1825

Country:

London

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Birmingham

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

Lapsed Calvinist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

London

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Badams

Title:

Letter

Genre:

n/a

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19919

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

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:

293

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 293, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19919, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 4th March 1825 written at Birmingham. Pages 291-295 in this edition. It is not clear exactly which member of the Badams family Carlyle is referring to here.

   
   
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