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Record Number: 27978


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Walter Scott] read with much delight, and made his children read, Rosamond and the Purple Jar and Simple Susan; even, perhaps, the conversation on scientific subjects between Harry and Lucy and their father, though in the character and teaching of that amazing parent Scott found much room for criticism.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

Walter Scott

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:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Maria Edgeworth

Title:

Simple Susan

Genre:

Fiction, Children's Lit

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27978

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Warden of Wadham College, Oxford

Title:

Letters Hitherto Unpublished, Written by Members of Sir Walter Scott's Family to their Old Governess

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1905

Vol:

n/a

Page:

10

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Warden of Wadham College, Oxford (ed.), Letters Hitherto Unpublished, Written by Members of Sir Walter Scott's Family to their Old Governess (London, 1905), p. 10, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27978, accessed: 22 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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