Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 12219


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From Rev. John Hastie's diary, 29th September [1797]: 'Newspaper "Kelso Mail" begun to be taken this first week of October between Knox [William Knox, schoolmaster, Edrom], James [James Herriot, farmer, Allanbank Mains, Stuartslaw and Kelloe Mains] and David Herriots [David Herriot, son of above James] and me twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1797 and 31 Dec 1797

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

county: Berwickshire or Roxburghshire

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 Herriot

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1724

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

farmer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

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:

Kelso Mail

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

reading group


Source Information:

Record ID:

12219

Source:

Print

Author:

John Hastie

Editor:

Ronald Morrison

Title:

Full of Egotism, being the Diary of the Rev. John Hastie, Minister of Edrom Parish Berwickshire 1797 to 1822

Place of Publication:

Whitberry

Date of Publication:

2004

Vol:

n/a

Page:

28

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Hastie, Ronald Morrison (ed.), Full of Egotism, being the Diary of the Rev. John Hastie, Minister of Edrom Parish Berwickshire 1797 to 1822 (Whitberry, 2004), p. 28, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12219, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design