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Record 18156

Reading Experience:

'My present sojourn is the most distressing you can imagine: the weather is so bad that one cannot cross the threshold; there is not a book in the hou[se] besides "Rutledges's Sermons" and "Black's sermons" neither of which I have any relish for, and the "Juvenile Library" which, with the exception of "Jack the Gi[ant] Killer", ["]Blue Beard" and the "Wishing cap" that I read last night, does not appear to be particularly edifying...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Nov 1824
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Costorphine, Edinburgh
specific address: West Craigs
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:Jane Baillie Welsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Daughter of doctor - no profession
Occupation: none
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: Unknown (trad)
Title: Jack The Giant Killer
Genre: Children's Lit
Form of Text: Print: BookManuscript: Letter
Publication details: Unknown anthology
Provenance: Found


Source Information:

Record ID: 18156  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jane Baillie Welsh
  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: 192
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jane Baillie Welsh, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 192,, accessed: 24 February 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 10th November 1824, written at West Craigs. Pages 189-193 in this edition.



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