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Record Number: 3150


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

On readers of William Robertson Nicoll's British Weekly: " ... [a] Lancashire man ... started reading the British Weekly as a newspaper boy, which 'gave me the taste for forming my own library ...'"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

[a Lancashire man] anon

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

Newspaper boy

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The British Weekly

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Biography, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

First appeared 1886.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3150

Source:

Print

Author:

Philp Waller

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

2006

Vol:

n/a

Page:

113

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philp Waller, Writers, Readers, and Reputations: Literary Life in Britain 1870-1918 (Oxford, 2006), p. 113, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3150, accessed: 24 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Quotation from T. H. Darlow, William Robertson Nicoll: Life and Letters (1925) 425-6.

   
   
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