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Record Number: 27406


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Joanna Baillie to John Murray, 16 March 1832: 'I thank you very heartily for your great courtesy in sending me a copy of Miss Kemble's tragedy. I have read it very eagerly and found it a very extraordinary work, written with much force and ability, containing many traits of real genius. It well deserves the success which I see by to-day's papers it has met with, and I doubt not it will continue to enjoy the favour of the public. If you have an opportunity I should be very much obliged to you to convey my congratulations to the young authoress on this brilliant beginning of her career as a dramatic writer.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Mar 1832 and 16 Mar 1832

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:

Joanna Baillie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

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:

Frances Kemble

Title:

Francis the First

Genre:

Drama, History, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published by John Murray

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

27406

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:

2

Page:

399

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 399, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27406, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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