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Record 18318

Reading Experience:

'I am glad to hear you are giving Macaulay a turn. I believe, though it sounds rude and foolish, nothing will do you more good.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 14 Jan 1875
Country: unknown
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Sidney Colvin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 18 jun 1845
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: literary and art critic
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Babington Macaulay
Title: unknown
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book, Articles in the Edinburgh Review?
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18318  
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: 107
  Additional comments: From section headed 9 P.M. in Letter 353, To Sidney Colvin, [14 January 1875]. 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. 107,, accessed: 26 May 2024

Additional comments:

The passage appears to refer (1) to reading knowledge on the part of RLS of some of Macaulay?s works; also (2) unspecifically to a personal letter mentioning Macaulay recently received from Colvin.



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