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Record 6681

Reading Experience:

'In conformity with ancient custom, I ought now to transmit you some account of my studies- But I have too much conscience to dilate upon this subject... On the same authority [a small Genevese], I inform you that Horace Benedict Saussure (whose beautiful voyages I have not yet finished) died 20 years ago; but Theodore, his son, is still living.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 27 Nov 1818 and 8 Jan 1819
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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:

Author: Horace Benedict Saussure
Title: Voyages dans les Alpes
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London and Paris 1818 (editor's note)Neuchatel, 1779-96
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6681  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, South Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 162
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, South Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 162,, accessed: 04 March 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 15th January 1819, written at Edinburgh. Pages 159-163 in this edition. Refer also RED ref 6619 for previous reference to this work - dates of experience are an estimate based on a previous reference to this work in a letter to Robert Mitchell dated 27th November 1818.



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