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Record 13385

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have been reading little [since I last wrote to you] except Coxe's travels in Switzerland, Poland, Russia &c, Humes history together with part of Smollet[t], Gibbon &c. Coxe is an intelligent man, and communicates in a very popular manner considerable information concerning the countries thro which he passed.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Sep 1817 and 30 Nov 1817
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Kirkcaldy (probably)
   
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, author
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
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: Tobias Smollett
Title: History of England [probably]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 13385  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 115
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Carlyle (Durham, 1970), 1, p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=13385, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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