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Record Number: 4050


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

?I have waited to thank you for your book till I had read it & write now ? before having quite finished ? because I can talk best with my pen & would rather anticipate tomorrow. I am, as you know, quite unable to criticize the substance. I am greatly ignorant of history & of that part of history beyond nearly all others. I can, however, see that you have got through an amount of work wh. amazes me? I thought well of you; but you have quite surpassed my expectations.?

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

14 Dec 1898

Country:

n/a

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Leslie Stephen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

28 Nov 1832

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Herbert Fisher

Title:

The Medieval Empire

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4050

Source:

Print

Author:

Leslie Stephen

Editor:

John Bicknell

Title:

The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904

Place of Publication:

Ohio State University Press

Date of Publication:

1996

Vol:

2

Page:

494

Additional Comments:

Letter from Leslie Stephen to his nephew Herbert A. L. Fisher (14/12/1898), who was a fellow of New College, Oxford.

Citation:

Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 2 1882-1904  (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 2, p. 494, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4050, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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