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Record 23051

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
I guessed what was detaining your letter: but I scarcely dared to expect it on Saturday. It came in company with a quarter of a volume of Proofs, or I should have answered it yesterday. But the villainous sheets kept me working till midnight; and now I am to be busy beyond all measure for a week or more.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Mar 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: evening
night
Place: specific address: Hoddam Hill
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Carlyle
Title: Proofs
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Print: Proofs
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 23051  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: CR Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 4
  Page: 62
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, CR Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 62, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=23051, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh, dated 20 March 1826, written at Hoddam Hill. Pages 62-63 in this edition. The proofs are probably of 'Life of Goethe'.

 

 

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