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Record 7329

Reading Experience:

'With respect to my occupations at this period; they are not of the most important nature. Berzelius' paper is printed - I was this day correcting the proof-sheet-. The translation looks not very ill in print. I wish I had plenty more of a similar [sor]t to translate and good pay for doing it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Mar 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: Baron Jacob Berzelius
Title: Examination of some compounds which depend upon very weak affinities
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Proof-sheet
Publication details: Subsequently published in Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, I (June 1819), p.63-75 & Oct 1819 p. 243-53
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 7329  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 172
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 172,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 29th March 1819, written at Edinburgh. Pages 171-173 in this edition. See previous entry for an earlier reference to this work. Publication details of the essay are given in editor's notes. Carlyle is checking the proofs of his own translation of Berzelius' essay.



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