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Record 3701

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?Talking of books, you will perhaps be in the way of seeing a volume of Essays on Reform just published. You may find there some remarks by one you know on American experiences. I always think impudent in any one (let alone Dixon) to talk about a big country on the strength of 3 months experience & I admit that the remarks of the other author are open to this objection. Still they are chiefly directed to the negative conclusion that an argument from the US to England is necessarily unsafe & often directly fallacious? There is a more positive article by Goldwyn Smith on America & one or two of the other essays are worth reading especially one by Cracroft (nominally & really as to the facts by Goschen) giving an analysis of the House of Commons, wh. I think you would find instructive.?
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 19 Porchester Sq
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:Leslie Stephen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 28 Nov 1832
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Literary critic, historian, journalist, biographer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [Essays on Reform]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1867
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3701  
Source - Print  
  Author: Leslie Stephen
  Editor: John Bicknell
  Title: The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 1 1864-1882.
  Place of Publication: Ohio State University Press
  Date of Publication: 1996
  Vol: 1
  Page: 45
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol 1 1864-1882. (Ohio State University Press, 1996), 1, p. 45,, accessed: 28 November 2023

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