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Record Number: 28597


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The Examiner comes with perfect regularity; and tho' a week old is a great blessing. Continue it, if you can. Nay, if it came on Saturday (that is half a week old) this were perhaps the best of all arrangements.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 10 Jan 1830 and 10 Apr 1830

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Dumfries
specific address: Craigenputtoch

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:

Title:

The Examiner

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

28597

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:

5

Page:

92

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C. R. Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 5, p. 92, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28597, accessed: 21 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to John A. Carlyle, dated 10th APril 1830, written at Craigenputtoch. Pages 89-93 in thsi edition. Date range is estimate - Carlyle doesn't specify for how long John had been sending him the Examiner, or for how long it continued thereafter.

   
   
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