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Record 28855

Reading Experience:

'Your last letter was very nice.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 13 Feb 1878 and 17 Feb 1878
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
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:Robert Louis Stevenson
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 13 Nov 1850
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Uncommitted
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Margaret Isabella Stevenson
Title: n/a
Genre: Personal letter from RLS's mother.
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 28855  
Source - Print  
  Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
  Editor: Bradford A. Booth
  Title: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879
  Place of Publication: New Haven and London
  Date of Publication: 1994
  Vol: 2
  Page: 243
  Additional comments: Letter 513, To his Mother, Sunday [17 February 1878], [Paris]. Co-editor Ernest Mehew. The foregoing material in square brackets has been added by the editors.

Citation: Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford A. Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, April 1874-July 1879 (New Haven and London, 1994), 2, p. 243,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

RE: a recently received letter from M.I. Stevenson (her most recent [and ‘kind’] letter to RLS before this one in Letters 2 is acknowledged briefly, with an expression of intent to write again soon, in Letter 509, dated [13 February 1878]; this could be a second reply to the same communication from MIS).



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