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Record Number: 144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Susan Sibbald knew Scottish shepherd Wully Carruthers who was a fellow-subscriber to the circulating library at Melrose, but while she borrowed Ann Radcliffe, he read "Ancient and Modern History", though he did sometimes read a "novel or nonsense buke", like "Sir Charles Grandison". He had also read Alan Ramsay's "The Gentle Shepherd", and contrasted it ironically with the life of a real shepherd.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

Between 1783 and 1812

Country:

Scotland

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:

Wully Carruthers

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (agricultural)

Occupation:

shepherd

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

Sir Charles Grandison

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

144

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

180

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation (Cambridge, 1999), p. 180, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=144, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See Frances Paget Hett, ed. "Memoirs of Susan Sibbald (1783-1812)" (1926), p.200

   
   
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