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Record Number: 16581


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Have you seen Dr Ures notice of Leslie's Meteorology, in Brande's Journal? Some one shewed it to me and it seemed a very unpalatable morsel: I know not whether you will care for i[t].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1822 and 6 Nov 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:

Andrew Ure

Title:

Review of 'Description of Instruments, Designed for Extending and Improving Meteorological Observations' (1820)

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Science

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodicalManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Quarterly Journal of Science and the Arts, XXVII (October 1822), 172 - 85

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16581

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:

195

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. 195, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16581, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Galloway dated 6th November 1822, written at 3 Moray Street. Pages 193 - 196 in this edition. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on date of this letter and the date of the periodical's publication.

   
   
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