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Record Number: 1325


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Muir] recalls... that his father conducted a little service in the farmhouse each week: "Every Sunday night he gathered us together to read a chapter of the Bible and kneel down in prayer. These Sunday nights are among my happiest memories; there was a feeling of complete security and union among us as we sat reading about David and Elijah".'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Dec 1897

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening: Sundays

Place:

specific address: Wyre, Orkney

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:

Muir

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

small farmer

Religion:

Christian

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Edwin Muir, his mother and siblings


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

The Bible

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Bible

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1325

Source:

Print

Author:

James Aitchison

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Golden Harvester: The Vision of Edwin Muir

Place of Publication:

Aberdeen

Date of Publication:

1988

Vol:

n/a

Page:

102

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Aitchison, The Golden Harvester: The Vision of Edwin Muir (Aberdeen, 1988), p. 102, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1325, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

See Edwin Muir, An Autobiography (1954) p.26

   
   
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