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Record 10236

Reading Experience:

'A review for Brewster's philosophical journal of a German book on Magnetism, I must also write or say I cannot - the former alternative is better: and then (as our man of Law concludes in a few days) I am my own master to go whithersoever I list.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1820 and 28 Jun 1820
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Professor Hansteen
Title: Inquiries Concerning the Magnetism of the Earth
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: First pub 1819
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 10236  
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: 236
  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. 236,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 29th March 1820, written at Edinburgh. Pages 234 - 236 in this edition. Date range of reading experience is estimate based on date of Carlyle's letter here, and the date that the review was published (July 1820) in Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (as per Editor's note).



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