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Record 14930

Reading Experience:

'Yesterday I received a letter that gave me much pleasure from a poor fellow student of mine who has been all winter very ill, and seems to be but little better even now. He seems very pleased with "Ordered South". "A month ago," he says, "I could scarcely have ventured to read it -- today I felt on reading it as I did on the first day that I was able to sun myself in the open air" And much more to the like effect. It is very gratifying.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: Scotland
Time: daytime
Place: city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, 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 and intermittent law student
Religion: Church of Scotland (wavering)
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: From Letter 268, to Frances Sitwell, written in parts dated by the writer as of Wednesday-Friday-Monday and situated by the editors from [29 April 1874] to [6 May]. The words cited occur in section headed 'Wednesday' [6 May 1874].


Text Being Read:

Author: a fellow student of Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: letter
Genre: Letter received by RLS on Tuesday [5 May 1874]
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 14930  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 4
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 4,, accessed: 06 February 2023

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