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Record 26790

Reading Experience:

'Dear Little Crow, I duly received your Munich Letter, and your Proofsheet Package, on two successive Wednesdays; and had reason to approve your activity and sagacity in managing so many new concerns. It was a deadening and a killing Letter that of the unfranked Proofs; more especially as it was totally superfluous, and must have been sent you by mistake alone.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 19 Feb 1828
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Scotsbrig
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: Jean Carlyle
Title: Package of Proofsheets
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Proofsheets
Publication details: N/A
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26790  
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: 348-349
  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. 348-349,, accessed: 10 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Jean Carlye, dated 30 March 1828 (by editor), written at Scotsbrig. Pages 348-350 in this edition. Dates are estimated date range based on the previous two Wednesdays, and the date of this letter



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