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Record Number: 12123


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sir I very much regret that your note has so long remained unanswered. It was put aside among some answered letters, and so escaped me. I recollect very shortly after I received your two papers, writing you a note in which I ventured to say that I did not think the idea of a Surgeon?s Diary at all a promising one after the Physician?s; and that I did not consider your articles adapted to the Miscellany. I therefore declined these with many thanks for your preference.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1838 and 31 Jul 1838

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Twickenham Park

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:

Charles Dickens

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Feb 1812

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Journalist and writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Oliver

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet, UnknownUnknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Found


Source Information:

Record ID:

12123

Source:

Print

Author:

Charles Dickens

Editor:

Madeline House

Title:

The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1965

Vol:

1

Page:

409

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Graham Storey. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation:

Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume One: 1820-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 409, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12123, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Letter of June-July 1838 to Edward Oliver.

   
   
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