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Record 28594

Reading Experience:

'I have read your Anim. Magnetism, and think it among the best in the Number; worthy indeed of a far better place. I durst bet, the Blacks have not paid you yet: they are among the worst payers in existence.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1829 and 5 Jan 1830
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: Dumfries
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: John A. Carlyle
Title: 'Animal Magnetism'
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodicalUnknown
Publication details: Published in Foreign Review, 1829 or 1830 (See notes)
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 28594  
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: 56
  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. 56,, accessed: 16 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to John A. Carlyle, dated 5th January 1830, written at Craigenputtoch, Dumfries. Pages 53-57 in this edition. Editor gives date of publication here as Foreign Review, V, 1830 - but there is also a reference to it in the notes to TC's letter to JAC of 18th September 1830, in which it is referred to as December 1829. Date range is an estimate based on date of this letter and date of the earlier possible publication date.



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