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Record 28593

Reading Experience:

'I have read the Briefechsel, a second time, with no little satisfaction; and even today am sending off an Essay on Schiller, grounded on that work, for the Foreign Review.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 3 Nov 1829 and 22 Dec 1829
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: county: Dumfries
specific address: Craigenputtoch
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: Schiller & Goethe
Title: Correspondence
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodicalUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28593  
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: 5
  Page: 49
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C. R. Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 5, p. 49,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Goethe, dated 22nd December 1829, written at Craigenputtoch, Dumfries. Pages 48-51 in this edition. Date range is an estimate based on date of this letter and date of a previous letter, written on 21st November, in which he refers to having read this for the first time.



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