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Record 26488

Reading Experience:

'I [ac]cordingly wrote off to St. Andrews; and the next day, to all the four winds in quest of recommendations. To Goethe, to Irving, to Buller, to Brewster &c &c. These same recommendations are now beginning to come in upon me: I had one from Brewster two days ago (with the offer of farther help); and this morning, came a decent testificatory letter from Buller, and a most majestic certificate in three pages from Edward Irving.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 24 Jan 1828
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: 21 Comley Bank
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: David (dr) Brewster
Title: Recommendation
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter of recommendation
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26488  
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: 310
  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. 310,, accessed: 21 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Margaret A. Carlyle dated 27th January 1829 (amended to 26th by editor), written at 21 Comley Bank. Pages 308-311 in this edition. Carlyle was in the process of applying for the post of Professor of Moral Philosophy at St Andrews University



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