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Record Number: 3713


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thank you for sending me the "Times" with the review. It is very gracious and good [...] I don't know whether I am alone in thinking so, of if the opinion is general, but it seems to me that the writing of the "Times" just now is wonderfully bad'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 15 May 1864 and 31 Dec 1864

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Windsor

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3713

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

The Autobiography & Letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

194

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to John Blackwood, .n.d. 1864

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography & Letters of Mrs. M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 194, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3713, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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