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Record Number: 4418


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

They that cultivate literary small-talk have been greatly attracted for some / time by the late number of Blackwoods (formerly the Edinr) Magazine. It contains many slanderous insinuations against the Publisher's rivals - particularly a paper entitled 'translation of a Chaldee manuscript'...

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1817 and 19 Nov 1817

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

Kirkcaldy (probably)

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

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:

Title:

Blackwoods Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

November 1817, publisher William Blackwood

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4418

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, South Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

115-6

Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to James Johnston, written at Kirkcaldy, dated 20th November 1817.

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, South Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 115-6, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=4418, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Carlyle does not specifically state when he read it, but the passage seems to imply that he did, and he was a reader of the magazine. Refer also RED entry 2934 for another reference to the Chaldee Manuscript.

   
   
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