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Record Number: 26488


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I [ac]cordingly wrote off to St. Andrews; and the next day, to all the four winds in quest of recommendations. To Goethe, to Irving, to Buller, to Brewster &c &c. These same recommendations are now beginning to come in upon me: I had one from Brewster two days ago (with the offer of farther help); and this morning, came a decent testificatory letter from Buller, and a most majestic certificate in three pages from Edward Irving.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

24 Jan 1828

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: 21 Comley Bank

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:

David (dr) Brewster

Title:

Recommendation

Genre:

n/a

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter of recommendation

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26488

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:

310

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. 310, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26488, accessed: 27 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Margaret A. Carlyle dated 27th January 1829 (amended to 26th by editor), written at 21 Comley Bank. Pages 308-311 in this edition. Carlyle was in the process of applying for the post of Professor of Moral Philosophy at St Andrews University

   
   
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