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Record Number: 26862


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday, 15 June 1829: 'I read Genl. Miller's account of the South American War. I liked it the better that Basil Hall brought the author to breakfast with [me] in Edinr., a fin[e] tall military figure, his left hand withered like the prophet's gourd and plenty of scars on him. There have been rare doings in that vast continent but the strife is too distant, the country too unknown, to have the effect upon the imagination which European wars produce.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 9 Jun 1829 and 15 Jun 1829

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Abbotsford

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:

General Miller

Title:

Memoirs of General Miller, in the Service of the Republic of Peru

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1827; copy presented to Scott by author was 2nd edition of 1829

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

26862

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:

575

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 575, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26862, accessed: 01 March 2024


Additional Comments:

Miller had presented Scott with an inscribed copy of his book during the visit mentioned, which took place 9 June 1829; see p.575 n.1 in source.

   
   
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