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Record Number: 5558


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

H. J. Jackson discusses annotations of unidentified male reader in 1793 copy of Boswell's Life of Johnson; this reader, referred to in annotations as "Mr L", known to be from Lichfield, twenty years Johnson's junior, and also a pupil at Lichfield Grammar School and student at Pembroke College, Oxford; annotations date from 1793 to 1800.

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

Between 1793 and 1800

Country:

n/a

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:

Mr L.

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1729

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

James Boswell

Title:

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3 vols. London: Dilly, 1793

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

5558

Source:

Print

Author:

H. J. Jackson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

171

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 171, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=5558, accessed: 23 May 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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