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Record 17613

Reading Experience:

'I found the proof of ?John Knox? waiting me here, and have despatched it.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 18 Oct 1874
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: 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 (wavering)
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: ?John Knox and his Relations with Women??
Genre: Other religious, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Proof copy.
Publication details: The first of RLS?s 2 essays on the subject of John Knox and women, which would be published in Macmillan?s Magazine in September and October 1875.
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 17613  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 61
  Additional comments: Letter 322, To Sidney Colvin, Monday [19 October 1874]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. 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-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 61,, accessed: 01 October 2023

Additional comments:

P 60, note 1, says that RLS arrived home on Sunday 18 October.



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