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Record Number: 7739


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read Millar on the English government &c-'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Nov 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Thomson's lodging's, 8 Richmond-Place
other location: AND Duff's lodging's 35 Bristo-Street

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:

7739

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:

211

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. 211, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=7739, accessed: 27 February 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Carlyle to John A. Carlyle dated 2nd December 1819, written at Edinburgh (addresses as above). Pages 210 - 211 in this edition. Details of publication given in editor's note. Dates of reading experience are estimate based on the date of this letter and the date of the previous letter (RED ref 7738) where he refers to reading the same book.

   
   
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