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Record 13552

Reading Experience:

'I spent most of yesterday in the Advocates' Library and got about half way through the catalogue.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 29 Dec 1867
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Advocates' Library, 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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Letter to Bob Stevenson
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: ?Robert ?Wodrow
Title: [MSS in the Advocates' Library]
Genre: History
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: Wodrow MSS?
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 13552  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 1
  Page: 120
  Additional comments: Additional editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 120,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:

The footnote to the Booth/Mehew edition suggests that the MSS Stevenson was reading were those of the historian Robert Wodrow. Stevenson was researching the history of the Covenanters for his projected life of David Hackson of Rathillet.



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