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Record Number: 567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It seems an excellent number, with the exception of the short story, which is not up to "Maga's" mark. The article on Hayward is very good. Sir Edward Hamley, I think?'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1886 and 28 Dec 1886

Country:

unknown

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:

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:

unknown

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Blackwood's Magazine

Genre:

Fiction, Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

Dec 1886

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

567

Source:

Print

Author:

Margaret Oliphant

Editor:

Annie Coghill

Title:

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

Place of Publication:

Leicester

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

n/a

Page:

340

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 28 December 1886

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 340, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=567, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Oliphant talks about two sets of numbers of Blackwood's Magazine (this and ID 566) but does not specify in either case which they are. I have assumed in this case that she is talking about the most recent issue of Blackwood's, of Dec 1886.

   
   
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