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Record 17498

Reading Experience:

'If you have heard no news lately from the south, it will be fresh intelligence for you that Lawson had a call to Selkirk, which as I learn from this day's newspaper (after his opinion faintly declared to the contrary) the Synod compelled him to decline.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 21 Sep 1823
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Nr. 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:

Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Newspaper
Form of Text: Print: NewspaperManuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17498  
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: 437
  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. 437,, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to James Johnston dated 21 September 1823, written at Kinnaird House. Pages 435 - 438 in this edition. Editor's note states that he is referring to Andrew Lawson. See also Carlyle's letter to JAC, dated 29 March 1820.



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