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Record Number: 20730


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Colvin, Thanks for your pencilations. One thing only, remains; how am I to call the followers of Orso and Manfredi.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

7 Jul 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:

annotations

Genre:

annotations

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter, annotations

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

20730

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:

148

Additional Comments:

Letter 402, To Sidney Colvin, [7 July 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. 148, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20730, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The reading experience is of the marked MS of RLS's story “When the Devil Was Well”. The Editors’ Note 1, on p.148,to Letter 402 reads: “In his marginal comments on the MS of ‘When the Devil Was Well’, Colvin suggested that RLS’s ‘Duke Orsino’ be renamed ‘Count Orso’ and ‘Bartolomeo della Scala’ renamed ‘’Ercole Manfredi’.”

   
   
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