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Record Number: 20506


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I say, how nice S.C.’s ‘Walker’ is.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 29 Jun 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
specific address: [Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn] ?

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:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Aspiring writer and intermittent law student

Religion:

Uncommitted.

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:

Sidney Colvin

Title:

Frederick Walker. In Memoriam.

Genre:

Biography, Obituary article.

Form of Text:

Print: Given the date of the letter, RLS may have read the article in proof.

Publication Details

July 1875, Cornhill Magazine.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20506

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford A. Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

2

Page:

145

Additional Comments:

Letter 398, To Frances Sitwell, Tuesday [29 June 1875], [Swanston]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew, The material in square brackets has been added by the editors

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 145, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20506, accessed: 02 March 2024


Additional Comments:

On p.145, the Editors’ Note 2 to this letter reads: “Colvin’s article, ‘Frederick Walker. In Memoriam’ in the July Cornhill. Frederich Walker (1840-750, painter and prolific book-illustrator.”

   
   
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