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Record Number: 570


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I don't at all know the books you refer to - I have not seen any of them. Mr Barrie's "Auld Licht Idylls," etc, I think exceedingly clever. Indeed there seems to me genius in them, though the Scotch is, as you say, much too provincial.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1880 and 28 Jun 1889

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Windsor

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

J.M. Barrie

Title:

Auld Licht Idylls

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

570

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:

364

Additional Comments:

Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 28 June [1889]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 364, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=570, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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