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Record 15147

Reading Experience:

'Mme Garschine's was rather sad and gave me the blues a bit'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 14 May 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: daytime
Place: city: Swanston (according to editors)
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, 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: Letter 272, to Frances Sitwell, dated Thursday (i.e. [14 May] in letter of Wednesday-Sunday, dated by eds as [13-17 May 1874]


Text Being Read:

Author: Sophie Garschine
Title: letter
Genre: Letter received by RLS probably shortly before he wrote Letter 272.
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 15147  
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: 7
  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. 7,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

Acc to editorial note 1, this sentence refers to a 7-page letter to RLS from Mme Garschine, dated 7 May 1874. She was a Russian friend of RLS, met at Menton, and the aunt and adoptive mother of Pella, who wrote the letter quoted just before. was the



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