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Record Number: 26359


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Yesterday I had a letter from Murray in answer to one I had written in something of a determined stile for I had no idea of permitting him to start from the course after my son giving up his situation and profession merely because a contributor or two chose to suppose gratuitously that Lockhart was too imprudent for the situation. My physic has wrought well for it brought a letter from Murray saying all was right (Footnote: Scott enclosed Murray's letter in one written to Lockhart the previous day. Murray writes that 'There is nothing to apprehend'), that D'Israeli was sent to me not to Lockhart, and that I was only invited to write two confidential letters, and other incoherencies which intimate his fright has got into another quarter. It is interlined and franked by Barrow (Footnote: That interlineation reads 'No one has any ill will against Mr Lockhart!!!') which shows that all is well and that John's induction in to his office will be easy and pleasant.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

26 Nov 1825

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Castle Street

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Aug 1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist, poet, lawyer.

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:

John Murray

Title:

Letter

Genre:

Letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

26359

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W.E.K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Edinburgh

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

21

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 21, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26359, accessed: 27 March 2023


Additional Comments:

Diary entry for Sunday, 27 November 1825. Letter from John Murray of Abermarle Street. He was Constable's London agent until 1813 and publisher of the Quarterly. He introduced Scott to Byron.

   
   
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