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Record Number: 10236


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'A review for Brewster's philosophical journal of a German book on Magnetism, I must also write or say I cannot - the former alternative is better: and then (as our man of Law concludes in a few days) I am my own master to go whithersoever I list.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1820 and 28 Jun 1820

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Professor Hansteen

Title:

Inquiries Concerning the Magnetism of the Earth

Genre:

Science

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

First pub 1819

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10236

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:

236

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. 236, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10236, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 29th March 1820, written at Edinburgh. Pages 234 - 236 in this edition. Date range of reading experience is estimate based on date of Carlyle's letter here, and the date that the review was published (July 1820) in Edinburgh Philosophical Journal (as per Editor's note).

   
   
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