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Record Number: 7529


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'You have to answer for the sin of keeping me almost two hours from "Planta's history of the Helvetic confederacy" - which is a small [/] sin it must be owned, the said Planta being (under favour) little better than a conceited dolt, and his "history" a Gazette in 1000 pages - of quarto letter-press- '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

14 Apr 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: 15 Carnegie Street

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:

Joseph Planta

Title:

History of the Helvetic Confederacy

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published London, 1807, 2 vols

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7529

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:

1

Page:

177-8

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 177-8, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7529, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Thomas Murray, dated 14th April 1819, written at 15 Carnegie St, Edinburgh. Pages 175 - 178 in this edition. Information about the work are given in the editor's notes.

   
   
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