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Record Number: 18491


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As to curious MSS, there is no such thing here; no varieties, but dull charters of religious houses, and canting lives of Presbyterian ministers. whatever the Bannatyne Club has printed, might as well have been left to the rats and mice, which have done more good in their generation than they have any credit for; and the club has had the overhauling of everything here. There are no poems but some Latin verses written by young lawyers; and as to letters, I do think the wise people of Scotland never wrote any, saving about money, and the secure hiring of servants'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 19 Feb 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Mr Sharpe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Title:

[various MS letters, religious charters and poems]

Genre:

Other religious, Poetry, letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: various

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read in some archive, presumably


Source Information:

Record ID:

18491

Source:

Print

Author:

Charlotte Bury

Editor:

A. Francis Steuart

Title:

Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1908

Vol:

II

Page:

224

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Charlotte Bury, A. Francis Steuart (ed.), Diary of a Lady-in-Waiting, The (London, 1908), II, p. 224, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18491, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Journal entry is dated 20th January and year seems likely to be 1820 or 1821 as Queen Caroline's death follows soon after and some nearby entries are dated 1820. The Bannatyne club was Edinburgh based

   
   
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