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Record 17460

Reading Experience:

'I finished your Musaeus ten days ago: it is a nice little book and will do very well. You shall have it at Had[dingto]n whenever you get there, with multifarious advices and palavers.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 10 Jun 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dunkeld
county: Perthshire
specific address: Kinnaird House
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 Karl August Musaeus
Title: Volksmahrchen der Deutschen
Genre: Folk-tales / Satire
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: 5 vols (Gotha, 1782 - 86)
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 17460  
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: 378
  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. 378,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh dated 11 June 1823, written at Kinnaird House. Pages 375-379 in this edition. The details of the work read are given in Editor's notes to TC's letter to JBW dated 11 May 1823 (page 355 in this edition). Date range of reading based on TC's reference here to finishing it 10 days ago (1st June) and his letter 25 May in which he refers to the book arriving.



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