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Record 12717

Reading Experience:

'I return the first two volumes of Julia with many thanks - It seems to me, that the most proper way of testifying my gratitude to the amiable Jean Jacques for the pleasure he has afforded me, is to do what in me lies to extend the circle of his admirers - I shall begin with you - Do read this book -'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Jan 1822
Country: Scotland
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:Jane Bailie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Amateur writer
Religion: Unknown
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: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Title: Julie, ou la nouvelle Heloise
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1761
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12717  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: CR Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 16
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 16,, accessed: 08 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Eliza Stoddart, dated January 1822. Pages 16-19 in this edition. Letter is written from Haddington (home) but she does not specifically say that that is where she read it.



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