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Record 12982

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I took Bail]ly's "histoire d'Astronomie", out of the College library, last time I was over the firth. [He seems] to write with great eloquence & perspicuity; but I have read little of him.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1817 and 31 Mar 1817
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Kirkcaldy
   
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: Teacher, later man of letters
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Jean Sylvain Bailly
Title: Histoire de l'astronomie moderne
Genre: History, Science, astronomy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (institution library)
from college library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12982  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Charles Richard Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, NC
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: I
  Page: 100
  Additional comments: Letter to Robert Mitchell

Citation: Charles Richard Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, NC, 1970), I, p. 100, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12982, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

Little of this text read so far

 

 

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