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Record Number: 14372


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am in Milton's prose works, Cromwell's life, George Fox's Wanderings &c day & night, when I have any leisure'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

20 Mar 1822

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:

George Fox

Title:

Historical Account of the Life, Travels,...of George Fox

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1694-1698 2 vols - also published in many later editions

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14372

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:

2

Page:

107

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 2, p. 107, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=14372, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to James Johnston, dated 30th April 1822, written at Edinburgh.

   
   
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