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Record Number: 11491


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Tell David Fergusson that I am charmed with his manuscript [a handwritten copy of Carlyle's "Life of Pascal"]; it is the prettiest [that] ever was written for the Encyclopaedia, and perfectly correct.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

19 Jul 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

afternoon: Tea-time

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Robertson's Lodgings, 16 Carnegie 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Title:

Life of Pascal

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, Handwritten copy of Carlyle's own text

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

11491

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:

373

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. 373, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=11491, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to John A. Carlyle, dated 19th July 1821, written at Edinburgh (address as given in Editor's notes). Pages 370-374 in this edition. Date of reading experience is estimate - Carlyle does not mention this copying before and it appears that John A. Carlyle included it with his current letter to TC.

   
   
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