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Record 28596

Reading Experience:

'I am much obliged to you for Tytler, which I have read with pleasure and not without profit: it is a smooth, easy Book; seems well-founded, accurate, authentic; and without pretending to be a classical History, may well enjoy several years of extensive popularity. I shall be very glad to see the First and all the other Volumes, when they appear.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 22 Dec 1829 and 27 Jan 1830
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: Patrick Fraser Tytler
Title: History of Scotland
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: BookUnknown
Publication details: 9 volumes, published Edinburgh, 1828-43. Published by Tait.
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 28596  
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: 64
  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. 64,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to William Tait, dated 27th January 1830, written at Craigenputtoch, Dumfries. Pages 64-65 in this edition. Editor's notes states that he thinks that Tait, who had published Tytler's work, had sent Carlyle volumes 2 and 3 (of the eventual 9), both published in 1830. Date range is estimate based on Carlyle's previous letter to Tait (written 22nd December) in which he asks to borrow the work.



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