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Record Number: 3745


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The table is heaped with picture-books, and Maggie, rather sentimental with a bad cold, is reading Mrs. Jameson's Legends of the Saints, so there you have a peep at our interior.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1861 and 31 Oct 1861

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Ealing

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:

Maggie Oliphant

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1853

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

Maggie Oliphant is Margaret Oliphant's daughter



Text Being Read:

Author:

A.B. Jameson

Title:

Legends of the Saints

Genre:

Other religious, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

3745

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

177

Additional Comments:

Letter from Mrs Oliphant to Isabella Blackwood, October 1861

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), Autobiography & Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 177, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=3745, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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