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Record 17377

Reading Experience:

I don?t know whether I imagined it, but I thought there seemed something wrong between us this afternoon.[?] Perhaps, however, you may think I have behaved nastily to you; and it just occurs to me that I have never explained how I did not answer your proposal about B. of A. I did not get your letter, until the Sunday; I then wrote immediately but, as it was so much too late, didn?t say anything about it. This was rude; and I am sorry, I did so; it shall not occur again.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 29 Jun 1874 and 31 Jul 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: Bob Stevenson
Title: letter
Genre: Personal letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17377  
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: 34-5
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. Letter 297, Monday [? July 1874],To Bob Stevenson. The date in square brackets has been added 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. 34-5,, accessed: 21 March 2023

Additional comments:

Note 1 on p. 34 says that the editors? conjectural date for Letter 297 ?fits the fact that Bob, convalescing at Bridge of Allan, wrote on 29 June 1874 asking RLS to join him there?. The note adds that ?the handwriting and notepaper also fit?.



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