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Record Number: 11484


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'There is a project on foot about translating one D'Aubuisson [a] Frenchman's geology - a large book, for the first edition I am to have 60 guineas - the same sum for every succeeding edition. Brewster was very diligent in forwarding it; and tho' I neither like the book or the terms excessively, I feel much o[blige]d to him for his conduct.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 4 Feb 1821 and 10 Feb 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh and / or Kirkcaldy

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:

Jean Aubuisson

Title:

Traite de geognoise

Genre:

Geology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published Strasbourg 1819

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11484

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:

325-6

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. 325-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11484, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to John A. Carlyle, dated 10th Feburary 1821, written at Kirkcaldy. Pages 324-326 in this edition. Estimated date range based on previous letter (dated 30th January 1821) in which he makes no mention of this work. The specific work is the work to which the Editor assumes that Carlyle is referring. Carlyle does not make clear whether Brewster sent him the book on loan, or to keep.

   
   
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