Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 569


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have just been reading your paper about "Taking in Sail". I think I have told you before how much I feel with and sympathise in your afternoon musings - the subdued thoughts that come to us with the decline of the day.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1889 and 28 Feb 1889

Country:

France

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Beaulieu

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:

Writer and Critic

Religion:

Free Church

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

France

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

A.K.H. Boyd

Title:

Taking in Sail

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Philosophy

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

569

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:

360

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Dr A.K.H. Boyd [Jan or Feb, 1889]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 360, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=569, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design