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Record 16589

Reading Experience:

'During the last week I have also read the latter half of 'Maria Stuart' - some scenes of Alfieri - and a portion of 'Tacitus' (which by the way is the hardest Latin I ever saw) - when you devoted four hours of my day to the study of history, what did you mean should become of my Italian and my dear German?'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 4 Nov 1822 and 11 Nov 1822
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Jane Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: Amateur writer
Religion: Christian
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: Friedrich Schiller
Title: Maria Stuart
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16589  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 197
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 197,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Jane Baillie Welsh to Thomas Carlyle dated 11th November 1822, written at Haddington. Pages 196 - 199 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on her reference treading it in the previous week. She does not specify the exact work but it is likely to be Schiller's.



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