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Record Number: 3723


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My father sat passive, taking no notice, with his paper, not perceiving much I believe, and poor Willie, tucked in the study that had been made for him, copying for me, reading old books, smoking'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1852

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

Willie Wilson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Clergyman

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:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Fiction, old books

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

3723

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:

73-4

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 73-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3723, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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