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Record 3954

Reading Experience:

"Rather vexatiously Mat Arnold has sent in an article wh. I must read before it goes in because it is supposed to be heterodox & I can't get it back till tomorrow night."
Century: 1800-1849, 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:

Author: Matthew Arnold
Title: Literature and Dogma (possibly)
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: proofs of article
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 3954  
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: 1
  Vol: 1996
  Page: 115
  Additional comments: Letter from Leslie Stephen to Harriet Stephen (16/9/1872). From the editor's footnote: "In a letter to Minny dated 22 August he [Stephen] speaks of meeting Matthew Arnold, his brother, and son at Zermatt that day. Zermatt, then, must have been the site of the conversation in which Arnold told Stephen he was reading the third part of Literature and Dogma for the October and November issues. As is well known, the last two parts did not appear in the Cornhill, Stephen taking responsibility for their rejection."

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882.  (Ohio State University Press, 1), 1996, p. 115,, accessed: 13 July 2024

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