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Record Number: 7826


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was truly sorry and at the same time tickled to observe the abrupt conclusion of your letter. The thunder of Jack's snoring is not unknown to me; but poor fellow! you would pity his cold and rejoice that he could sleep at all.' [A large number of Carlyle's reading experiences were letters. We have not included them all, but this is included as a sample of the type of response].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 30 Mar 1819 and 14 Dec 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 1819

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:

Alexander Carlyle

Title:

Letter (date unknown)

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Date unknown

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

7826

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=7826, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from Thomas Carlyle to Alexander Carlyle dated 15th December 1819 written at Edinburgh. Pages 211 - 213 in this edition. No information given for the date of the letter that Carlyle refers to so have given an estimate based on the date of Alexander's last letter to Carlyle, dated 29th March 1819.

   
   
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