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Record Number: 21393


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My dear Weg, I received your book last night ... You know what a wooden hearted curmudgeon I am about contemporary verse .. Hence you will be kind enough to take this from me in a kindly spirit ... "To my daughter" is delicious.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

8 Dec 1879

Country:

America

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Monterey

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:

writer

Religion:

atheist

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

America

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edmund Gosse

Title:

New Poems

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1879

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21393

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

3

Page:

31

Additional Comments:

additional editor Ernest Mehew. letter to Edmund Gosse.

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 3, p. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21393, accessed: 18 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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