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Record 17421

Reading Experience:

'Many thanks. I have received the 15 quid, and the "Portfolio" proof.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 21 Jul 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Swanston
specific address: Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn, Edinburgh and 17 Heriot Row
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
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: Robert Louis Stevenson
Title: Notes on the Movements of Young Children.
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Proof copy of RLS?s essay
Publication details: The essay would be published in Portfolio for August 1874 (see Letters, p. 25, n.1).
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Author's proof copy.


Source Information:

Record ID: 17421  
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: 36
  Additional comments: Co-editor Ernest Mehew. p. 36, Letter 299, To Sidney Colvin, [21 July 1874]. The date in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 36,, accessed: 16 April 2024

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