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Record 7529

Reading Experience:

'You have to answer for the sin of keeping me almost two hours from "Planta's history of the Helvetic confederacy" - which is a small [/] sin it must be owned, the said Planta being (under favour) little better than a conceited dolt, and his "history" a Gazette in 1000 pages - of quarto letter-press- '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 14 Apr 1819
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: 15 Carnegie Street
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: Joseph Planta
Title: History of the Helvetic Confederacy
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published London, 1807, 2 vols
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7529  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Carlyle
  Editor: C R Sanders
  Title: The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle
  Place of Publication: Durham, North Carolina
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 177-8
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 177-8,, accessed: 01 March 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Thomas Murray, dated 14th April 1819, written at 15 Carnegie St, Edinburgh. Pages 175 - 178 in this edition. Information about the work are given in the editor's notes.



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