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Record Number: 19960


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dearest I thought to write to you from this place with joy; I write with shame and tears. The enclosed letter, which I found lying for me, has distracted my thoughts from the prospect of our meeting-the brightest in my mind for many months, and fixed them on a part of my own conduct which makes me unworthy ever to see you, or be clasped to your true heart again. I cannot come to you cannot be at peace with myself:... I loved [Edward Irving]'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Jul 1825

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Templand

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:

Female

Date of Birth:

14 Jul 1825

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Daughter of doctor

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:

Mrs Montagu

Title:

Letter dated 20 July

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19960

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:

356-7

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. 356-7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19960, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 24 July 1825, written at Templand. Pages 356-357 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on date of Mrs Montagu's letter (20th July as given in Editor's note) and date of this letter.

   
   
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