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Record Number: 27416


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Scrope Davies to John Murray, 17 May 1837: 'Barring the "Bubbles" (which I read because you recommended it to Nimrod [i.e. C. Apperly]) and Washington Irving's works, I know little of modern publications, and that little causes no regret at not knowing more. I was seduced into reading Washington Irving by accidentally stumbling on his "Stout Gentleman."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1830 and 17 May 1837

Country:

n/a

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:

Scrope Davies

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

'Bubbles'

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27416

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

2

Page:

421

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 421, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27416, accessed: 16 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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