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Record Number: 26577


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thursday, 2 March 1826: 'Slept indifferently and dreamd of Napoleon's last moments and last illness of which I was reading a medical account last night by Dr. Arnott. Horrible death -- a cancer on the pylorus'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1826 and 2 Mar 1826

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Dr Arnott

Title:

An Account of the Last Illness, Decease, etc. of Napoleon Bonaparte

Genre:

Biography, Politics, Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1822

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26577

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

102

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 102, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26577, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Text sent to Scott by its author on 20 February 1826; see p.102 n.1 in source.

   
   
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