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Record Number: 10206


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'When in my early apprentice days I was first enabled to dip into the pages of "Maga", its chief attraction was the later series of "The Diary of a late physician". I greatly enjoyed the papers, and also, later on, the same author's story of "Ten Thousand a Year". [when the journal came out] I would sit on the steps [of George Street] for nearly an hour engrossed by the perusal of some interesting portion of its pages, munching at the same time my dinner of bread-and-cheese. The pages of the copies of the magazine in my custody as collector were, of course, uncut, but, having as many as eight or ten in my charge, I managed without its being discovered to cut open one leaf in each of the numbers in order to master the narrative.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1840

Country:

Scotland

Time

daytime: lunch break

Place:

city: Edinburgh
other location: steps on George 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:

James Glass Bertram

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1824

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

apprentice later clerk at Tait's book warehouse

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

10206

Source:

Print

Author:

James Glass Bertram

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some memories of books, authors and events

Place of Publication:

Westminster

Date of Publication:

1893

Vol:

n/a

Page:

120

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 120, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10206, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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