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Record Number: 26846


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read your “Giotto”; it’s almighty well written, I don’t know how the devil you can write like that.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: May 1877

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian

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:

"Giotto's Gospel of Labour"

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Macmillan's Magazine, May 1877 issue

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26846

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:

209

Additional Comments:

Letter 471, To Sidney Colvin, [Mid-May 1877], 17 Heriot Row. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing 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. 209, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26846, accessed: 14 June 2024


Additional Comments:

According to Note 2 to Letter 471, Colvin's article “Giotto’s Gospel of Labour” appeared in Macmillan’s Magazine for May 1877.

   
   
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