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Record 4023

Reading Experience:

'The statement wh. I transmitted to you about Cortes was the vaguest but I will see if I can find out anything from my friend, whom I expect to see again. The general effect was that some recent sceptic had argued that the city of Mexico was not so gorgacious (a Yankee phrase) as the Spanish represented; but rather a big specimen of a kind of architecture still to be found amongst semi savage tribes in that region. I had seem some references to this in (I think) one of the notices of American literature in the Saturday Review, within the last few months ? I can?t remember when; and I have a further impression ? that the authority there given was one of the volumes ? the last if there are only two ? of Bancroft?s large book on the native races of the Pacific.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1876
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: Various
Title: Saturday Review, The
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4023  
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: 181
  Additional comments: Letter from Stephen to William E. Henley (5/12/1876).

Citation: Leslie Stephen, John Bicknell (ed.), The Selected Letters of Leslie Stephen Vol. 1 1864-1882 (Ohio State University Press, 1), 1996, p. 181,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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