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Record 15361

Reading Experience:

'I have received such a nice long letter (four sides) from Leslie Stephen today; about my ?V. Hugo?. It is accepted.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 16 May 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
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: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Leslie Stephen
Title: letter
Genre: letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details:
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 15361  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 8
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. From Letter 272, Wednesday-Sunday [13-17 May 1874], pp. 7-9, to Frances Sitwell; Saturday [16 May 1874].. (I give the Editors' presumed dates in square brackets). The Day-number, Month and Year of the Date of Reading below are also added to the text by the editors).

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 8,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Editors? note 3 to page 8 says that Leslie Stephen?s letter mentioned here is reproduced in facsimile in Beinecke IV [presumably the RLS Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and MS Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut] was dated 15 May.



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