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Record Number: 23634


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dearest - I found not only a load of Books on Saturday, but eight proof sheets besides; the consideration and alteration of which, attended with other sorry enough drawbacks, has kept me occupied to the present hour. Henceforth nothing but fireman haste awaits me, for week after week! My spare hours filled with critical meditations, and ever and anon the thought of this solemn treaty intervening!'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 14 May 1826 and 16 May 1826

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

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:

Unknown

Title:

Unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

23634

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

4

Page:

93

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 93, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23634, accessed: 24 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh, dated 13th May 1826 (this extract from a later note dated 16th May 1826), written at Hoddam Hill. Pages 87-94 in this edition.

   
   
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