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Record 28597

Reading Experience:

'The Examiner comes with perfect regularity; and tho' a week old is a great blessing. Continue it, if you can. Nay, if it came on Saturday (that is half a week old) this were perhaps the best of all arrangements.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 10 Jan 1830 and 10 Apr 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:

Title: The Examiner
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 28597  
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: 92
  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. 92,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from TC to John A. Carlyle, dated 10th APril 1830, written at Craigenputtoch. Pages 89-93 in thsi edition. Date range is estimate - Carlyle doesn't specify for how long John had been sending him the Examiner, or for how long it continued thereafter.



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