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Record 17618

Reading Experience:

Even as it is, I contrive to in general to get along very reasonably. Jack comes down to me every night: we have a talk and a walk: we correct the Printer's sheets together, and are very happy. He is a kind faithful slut of a fellow.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 21 Feb 1824
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
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:Jack Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1801
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Doctor
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: Proofs of 'Schiller's Life and Writings'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Biography
Form of Text: Print: ProofsManuscript: Letter
Publication details: Work published in serial form in London Magazine Oct 1823 - Sept 1824, and in book form as 'the Life of Friedrich Schiller' in 1825
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 17618  
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: 3
  Page: 35
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 35,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TX to Alexander Carlyle, dated 21 February 1824, written at his brother Jack's house. Pages 33 - 35 in this edition. Date range of reading based on the date of this letter and the date of TC's previous letter to AC in which he doesn't mention the checking of the proofs.



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