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Record Number: 3385


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Just a little note of this night. I had been working very hard and came to my room very late and tired, but took up a book, the "Fortunes of Nigel" and read on and on till it was three o'clock in the morning.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 13 Jan 1896 and 15 Jan 1896

Country:

n/a

Time

n/anight: until 3am

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:

Margaret Oliphant

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Apr 1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Novelist and Critic

Religion:

Free Church

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:

Walter Scott

Title:

Fortunes of Nigel

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3385

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Elisabeth Jay

Title:

The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Ontario

Date of Publication:

2002

Vol:

n/a

Page:

211

Additional Comments:

This is found in Appendix C, a diary entry from 1896

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 211, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3385, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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