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Record Number: 23051


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

I guessed what was detaining your letter: but I scarcely dared to expect it on Saturday. It came in company with a quarter of a volume of Proofs, or I should have answered it yesterday. But the villainous sheets kept me working till midnight; and now I am to be busy beyond all measure for a week or more.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Mar 1826

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening
night

Place:

specific address: Hoddam Hill

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:

Thomas Carlyle

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

4 Dec 1795

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer / Academic

Religion:

LApsed Calvinist

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:

Proofs

Genre:

n/a

Form of Text:

Print: Proofs

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

23051

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

CR Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

4

Page:

62

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23051, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh, dated 20 March 1826, written at Hoddam Hill. Pages 62-63 in this edition. The proofs are probably of 'Life of Goethe'.

   
   
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