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Record Number: 2516


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As for Mona Maclean I am afraid I could not say more than that it is a cleverish very youthful book, the author of which if she comes to anything will probably much regret having published it some years back. Marion Crawford's last novel is clever of course as are all his, but not pleasant and very long and dreary I think.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 1892

Country:

n/a

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:

Margaret Oliphant

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Apr 1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist and Critic

Religion:

Free Church

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

F Marion Crawford

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

2516

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Title:

Letter to Blackwood 28 October 1892

Location:

National Library of Scotland, Blackwood Archive

Call No:

MS 4592 (1892)

Page/Folio:

86-87

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Letter to Blackwood 28 October 1892 National Library of Scotland, Blackwood Archive, p. MS 4592 (1892), p. 86-87, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2516, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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