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Record Number: 7329


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'With respect to my occupations at this period; they are not of the most important nature. Berzelius' paper is printed - I was this day correcting the proof-sheet-. The translation looks not very ill in print. I wish I had plenty more of a similar [sor]t to translate and good pay for doing it.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

29 Mar 1819

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:

Baron Jacob Berzelius

Title:

Examination of some compounds which depend upon very weak affinities

Genre:

Science

Form of Text:

Print: Proof-sheet

Publication Details

Subsequently published in Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, I (June 1819), p.63-75 & Oct 1819 p. 243-53

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

7329

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letter of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 172, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7329, accessed: 25 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 29th March 1819, written at Edinburgh. Pages 171-173 in this edition. See previous entry for an earlier reference to this work. Publication details of the essay are given in editor's notes. Carlyle is checking the proofs of his own translation of Berzelius' essay.

   
   
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