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Record 19874

Reading Experience:

'Well! Dearest you have criticised my letter - it is now my turn to criticise yours. Be patient, then, and good-tempered, I beg; for you shall find me a severer critic than the Opiumeater-'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 17 Jan 1825
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haddington
specific address: Family home
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 Male
Date of Birth 14 Jul 1801
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Letter dated 20th January 1825
Genre: Letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19874  
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: 263
  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. 263,, accessed: 23 September 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to TC dated 29 January 1825. Pages 263-267 in this edition. Date range based on TC's letter to JBW dated 20th December in which he spends some pages critiquing her last letter to him. 'Opiumeater' here refers to de Quincey's review of Meister in the London Magazine.



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