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Record Number: 19962


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My own, best, dearest Love I do believe I should have gone out of my senses, if your letter had been a day longer of coming. As it was they were obilged to put leeches on my temples to keep me quiet: they thought it was the fatigue of travelling which had made me ill again; and I did not take any pains to undeceive them. My God! what should I suffer, were I indeed to lose your regard, when the apprehension discomposes me thus?'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Aug 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:

Unknown/NA

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Letter dated 29th July 1825

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19962

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:

361

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. 361, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19962, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 4 August 1825, written at Templand. Pages 361-363 in this edition. See her letter to TC of 24 July in which she confesses to having been in love to Edward Irving, and TC's reply of 29th July.

   
   
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