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Record 15954

Reading Experience:

?I send you L. Stephen?s letter, which is certainly very kind and jolly to get. Please show it, if you get a chance, to Mrs Sitwell.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 15 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, 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 received by RLS on Saturday, probably 16 May 1874, commenting on RLS's essay on 'Victor Hugo's Romances'
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: Eds' note 5, p. 8, says the letter is printed in Letters, I, 161-3
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 15954  
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: 9
  Additional comments: Letter 273, [17 May 1874], pp. 9-10, to Sidney Colvin See entry ID 15361 and Letter 272, p.8, where RLS mentions Stephen?s letter. Editors? note 3 to Letter 272, page 8, says that Leslie Stephen?s letter mentioned here is reproduced in facsimile in Beinecke IV, facing p.1590 [presumably the RLS Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and MS Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut] and was dated 15 May.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 9,, accessed: 25 February 2024

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