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Record 14373

Reading Experience:

'I thought to rise at five on Thursday morning, but fatigue made my head bad. I slept till nine - I opened "Mary Stewart" after breakfast but Dr Fiffe interrupted me, and teazed me to play at shuttlecock till I consented-'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 23 May 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: morning
Place: city: Haddington
specific address: Welshs' home
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 Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Daughter of doctor
Occupation: Amateur writer
Religion: Christian (denomination 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: Friedrich Schiller
Title: Mary Stewart
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First performed June 14 1800
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14373  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 113-114
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 113-114,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle, written at Haddington. It is dated 29th May 1822 but the editor corrects this to the 25th based on references to specific events.



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