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Record 18134

Reading Experience:

'[?] though I can do no original work, I get forward making notes for my ?Knox? at a good trot.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 8 Jan 1875
Country: Scotland
Time: morning
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: Uncommitted.
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: unknown
Title: Various unspecified books concerning John Knox.
Genre: Other religious, History, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18134  
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: 100
  Additional comments: From section headed Friday [8 January] in Letter 347, To Frances Sitwell, Monday [4 January 1875]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The dates in square brackets have been added by the editors.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. 100,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

RLS it seems would still have been reading, in order to take notes from, source material for the two-part article on Knox that would be published in "Macmillan?s Magazine"in September and October 1875. See p.48, Letter 311 and note.



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