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Record 17434

Reading Experience:

'Meantime I am reading Grubers Wieland: he is about equal to Doctor Joralic our worthy friend: a more learned man, but at bottom another of the same.-'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 18 Feb 1823 and 4 Mar 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: 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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
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: Johann Gottfried Gruber
Title: Christop Martin Wieland
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Leipzig and Altenburg 1815
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17434  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  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: 300
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 300,, accessed: 24 April 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh dated 4th March 1823, written at 3. Moray Street. Pages 298 - 300 in this edition. Estimated date range is based on date of his previous letter to her in which he does not mention this work - it seems to be customary for them to discuss their respective reading and likely that he has started the book since he last wrote to her.



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