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Record 26463

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
The whole three are sitting sewing in the most peaceful manner at my hand: our Mother has been reading the Man of Feeling and my last Paper (with great estimation) in the Edinburgh Review.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 12 Nov 1827 and 12 Dec 1827
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:Margaret Carlyle
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Sep 1771
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: 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: State of German Literature
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Published in Edinburgh Review
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26463  
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: 294
  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. 294, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26463, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Alexander Carlyle dated 12th December 1827, written at Comley Bank. Page 294 in this edition. Estimated date range. Carlyle does not specify the paper's title - but his most recent paper published in the Edinburgh Review up to that point was 'State of German Literature'. Reader's date of birth is Carlyle's own estimate - see correspondence in 1855 after his mother's death.

 

 

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