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Record 17426

Reading Experience:

'You did not mean me to return your story? I hope not - I shall soon be able to say it by heart - how I envy you! I would give Shandy and my pearl necklace to be able to write such an other - but that I shall never be!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 17 Dec 1822 and 8 Jan 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haddington
specific address: Family home
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: n/a
Occupation: N/A
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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Cruthers and Johnson
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Sheet
Publication details: Story by Thomas Carlyle. Later published anonymously in Frasers Magazine January 1831.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 17426  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  Editor: CR Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 263 - 4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 263 - 4,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 8th January 1823. Pages 262 - 265 in this edition. Estimated date range based on Carlyle's letter of 16th December in which he mentions sending it to her, and the date of this letter.



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