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Record 7739

Reading Experience:

'I have read Millar on the English government &c-'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 18 Nov 1819
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: Thomson's lodging's, 8 Richmond-Place
other location: AND Duff's lodging's 35 Bristo-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: 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: 7739  
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: 211
  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. 211,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to John A. Carlyle dated 2nd December 1819, written at Edinburgh (addresses as above). Pages 210 - 211 in this edition. Details of publication given in editor's note. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on the date of this letter and the date of the previous letter (RED ref 7738) where he refers to reading the same book.



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