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Record Number: 21733


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Brittany game is simply “on it”. There are no two ways of that. [ref.to Note 1] Look here, my young and lovely friend, if you overwork like that, your numskull will cave in again.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: Nov 1875

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
specific address: [17 Heriot Row]

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:

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:

At the Land's End of France.

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Cornhill Magazine, November 1875.

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

21733

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:

164

Additional Comments:

Letter 424, To Sidney Colvin, [November 1875], [17 Heriot Row]. 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. 164, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=21733, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The Editors’ Note 1 to Letter 424 reads: “At the Land’s End of France”, an unsigned article by Colvin in the November "Cornhill", celebrating his holiday in Brittany. It was reprinted in [Colvin’s] "Memories and Notes" in 1921.” There seems from the allusion in Letter 424 to have been a reading experience by RLS either of the published article or of some form of it enclosed or included the Colvin letter prompting this reply.

   
   
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