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Record 19957

Reading Experience:

'Mr Donaldson has seen my will too with your name written in it in great letters. No matter! why should I be ashamed of shewing an affection which I am not ashamed to feel- But we will talk over all these things when we meet- It will take all your indulgence to excuse this breathless letter- God bless you my darling.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Jul 1825
Country: Scotland
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:Mr Donaldson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Lawyer
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: Jane Baillie Welsh
Title: Will
Genre: Law
Form of Text: Manuscript: Will
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 19957  
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: 354
  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. 354,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from JBW to Thomas Carlyle dated 19 July 1825, written at Haddington. Pages 353-355 in this edition. Editor's note includes a note by TC stating that this replaced the first will that JBW made in January 1824, and that it was executed on 19th July 1825. Mr Donaldson was Mrs Welsh's family lawyer.



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