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Record Number: 10356


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I see no paper but an old Examiner - strong meat - an Olla Podrida, high-flavoured but coarse and na[u]seous to a sentimentalist.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 6 May 1820 and 3 Jun 1820

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Mainhill, near Eccelefechan

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:

Leigh Hunt

Title:

The Examiner

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Strongly radical and under editorship of Leigh Hunt from 1808-1821

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10356

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:

258

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. 258, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=10356, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to John Fergusson, dated 3rd June 1830, written at Mainhill. Pages 256-259 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on date of his first letter since arriving at Mainhill, and date of current letter. No other information about specific edition is available.

   
   
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