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Record 14584

Reading Experience:

'I have been reading Roman Law...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 4 May 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: morning
Place: city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Swanston, Lothianburn, 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: Aspiring writer, intermittent law student
Religion: (Wavering) Church of Scotland
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: The eds ascribe this part of the letter to Monday [4 May]


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: [Roman law]
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 14584  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume Two, April 1874- July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: Additional editor: Ernest Mehew Letter 268, [29 April-4 May 1874], from RLS to Frances Sitwell

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume Two, April 1874- July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 3,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

Letter 268 consists of 6 parts, the day of the week or the time of day of writing being given by RLS, the date, month and year conjectured by the editors.



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