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Record Number: 27165


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Thomas Campbell to John Murray, 2 June 1809: 'I received the review, for which I thank you, and beg leave through you to express my best acknowledgements to the unknown reviewer. I do not by this mean to say that I think every one of his censures just [...] But altogether I am pleased with his manner, and very proud of his approbation. He reviews like a gentleman, a Christian, and a scholar.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1809 and 2 Jun 1809

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:

Thomas Campbell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

review of Thomas Campbell, Gertrude of Wyoming etc

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

In the Quarterly Review, published by John Murray, 1809

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27165

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

1

Page:

330

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 330, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27165, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Author of text identified in source.

   
   
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