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Record 7738

Reading Experience:

'Without reluctance, I push aside the massy quarto of Millar on the English government, to perform ther more pelasing duty of writing a few lines to you, by the conveyance of Mr Duncan.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Nov 1819
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: Thomson's lodging's, 8 richmond-Place
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: John Millar
Title: Historical View of the English Government, An
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1787
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 7738  
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: 207
  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. 207,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 18th November 1819, written at Edinburgh (address as above). Pages 207 - 210 in this edition. Details of publication given in editor's note.



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