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Record 23634

Reading Experience:

'Dearest - I found not only a load of Books on Saturday, but eight proof sheets besides; the consideration and alteration of which, attended with other sorry enough drawbacks, has kept me occupied to the present hour. Henceforth nothing but fireman haste awaits me, for week after week! My spare hours filled with critical meditations, and ever and anon the thought of this solemn treaty intervening!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 14 May 1826 and 16 May 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Unknown
Title: Unknown
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Found


Source Information:

Record ID: 23634  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  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: 4
  Page: 93
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 93,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jane Baillie Welsh, dated 13th May 1826 (this extract from a later note dated 16th May 1826), written at Hoddam Hill. Pages 87-94 in this edition.



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