Reading Experience Database

Basic Search

Advanced Search

Record 19963

Reading Experience:

'My dear Carlyle, I received your letter with the inclosed addressed to Mr Burns, which I had the pleasure of delivering to him about three weeks ago. I reached Edinburgh about mid-day; took the coach at three o'clock, and arrived in Haddington about seven.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 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:James Johnston
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Unknown
Religion: Unknown
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 4 August
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19963  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Johnston
  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: 364
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Johnston, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 3, p. 364,, accessed: 09 December 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from James Johnston to TC dated 3 Sept 1825 written at Broughty Ferry. Pages 364-366 in this edition.



Reading Experience Database version 2.0.  Page updated: 27th Apr 2016  3:15pm (GMT)