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Record Number: 16604


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It is already past twelve o'clock, and I am tired and sleepy; but I cannot go to rest without answering the kind little note which you sent me, and acknowledging these new instances of your unwearied attention to my interests and comfort.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

4 Dec 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:

Margaret A. Carlyle

Title:

Letter

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Letter dated 30th November

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

16604

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:

219

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. 219, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=16604, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Margaret A. Carlyle dated 4th December 1822. Pages 219 - 220 in this edition. Dates of reading experience based on date of Margaret's letter (30th Nov) and this, his reply.

   
   
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