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Record Number: 28341


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I read the preface once a day about, tell Nestor so much.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

From: 15 Jan 1878

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Paris

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:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

Letter 501, also To his Mother, is dated by the editors [?15 or 17 January 1878].



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Stevenson

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Ephemera, Technology

Form of Text:

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28341

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:

236

Additional Comments:

Letter 502, To his Mother, [January 1878], [Paris]. 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. 236, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28341, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

For the preface, see Letter 499 and ID 28283. Editors’ Note 2 to Letter 502 reads: “In his essay on his father RLS notes that ‘in Germany he had been called “the Nestor of lighthouse illuminations”’.

   
   
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