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Record 20001

Reading Experience:

'How kind, how simple, true and good! Beautifully welcome, in my sombre vacancy here! (Dumfries, Septr, 1868) This Letter to my Mother (dear kind Letter!) I must have brot [sic] with me from Templand. Legible without commentary,- or with almost none. The Nithsdale Visit is ab[ou]t terminating; and dull distant Haddington, with an uncertain future, lies ahead.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Oct 1825
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dumfries
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:Thomas Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 4 Dec 1795
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer / Academic
Religion: Lapsed Calvinist
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: Letter dated 9 October 1825
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 20001  
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: 386
  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. 386,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from TC's notes on a letter Jane Baillie Welsh (later Jane Welsh Carlyle) wrote to his mother dated 9 October 1825, written at Templand. Pages 385-387 in this edition.



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