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Record Number: 27293


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'During the period that Mr. Moore had been in negotiation with the Longmans and Murray respecting the purchase of the Memoirs [of Byron], he had given "Lady Holland the MS. to read." Lord John Russell also states, in his "Memoirs of Moore," that he had read "the greater part, if not the whole," and that he should say that some of it was too gross for publication. When the memoirs came into the hands of Mr. Murray, he entrusted the Memoirs to Mr. Gifford, whose opinion coincided with that of Lord John Russell. A few others saw the memoirs, amongst them Washington Irving and Mr. Luttrell.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 19 Apr 1824 and 17 May 1824

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:

Lord John Russell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

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:

George Gordon Lord Byron

Title:

Memoirs

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

27293

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:

440-441; 440

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 440-441; 440, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27293, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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