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Record Number: 7738


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Without reluctance, I push aside the massy quarto of Millar on the English government, to perform ther more pelasing duty of writing a few lines to you, by the conveyance of Mr Duncan.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Nov 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Thomson's lodging's, 8 richmond-Place

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:

John Millar

Title:

Historical View of the English Government, An

Genre:

History, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1787

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7738

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:

1

Page:

207

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle, (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 1, p. 207, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7738, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to Robert Mitchell dated 18th November 1819, written at Edinburgh (address as above). Pages 207 - 210 in this edition. Details of publication given in editor's note.

   
   
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