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Record 21350

Reading Experience:

I am very busy with Beranger for the "Britannica".
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 19 Jul 1875
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
county: Lothian
specific address: [Swanston Cottage, Lothianburn]
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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer (he has now passed his law exams and can start to devote himself entirely to writing).
Religion: Uncommitted
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: Pierre-Jean Beranger
Title: unknown
Genre: Poetry, Also probably material ABOUT Beranger.
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 21350  
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: 152
  Additional comments: Letter 406, To Sidney Colvin, [c. 19 July 1875], [Swanston]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The material 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. 152,, accessed: 25 July 2024

Additional comments:

RLS must have been reading material by and/or on the French satirical poet and song-writer Beranger (1780-1857) while preparing an article on him for the Encyclopaedia Britannica (see Letters 412 and 413).



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