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Record 12983

Reading Experience:

'We get a "Dumfries Courier" here amongst us. Our third Number reached us a few days ago. It seems M'Darmaid [M'Diarmid] is become sole Editor; - it is not the opinion of the readers here, that the paper has been a gainer by the change. The Ranger seems (under favour) to be but a silly kind of person - and his friend Mr Bright is a very vapid gentleman. It is a pity that Spoudastes his labours have been curtailed, before he has completed his investigations. But we must make a shift to live without knowing who wrote Mary's dream.'
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Dumfries Courier
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12983  
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: 100-01
  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. 100-01,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

References are to writers and articles in the paper.



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