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Record Number: 7633


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Leon Edel quotes John Buchan, in "Memory Hold-the-Door" (1940), pp.151-52: 'an aunt of my wife's [Lady Lovelace], who was the widow of Byron's grandson, asked Henry James and myself to examine her archives in order to reach some conclusion on the merits of the quarrel between Byron and his wife [...] during a summer week-end, Henry James and I waded through masses of ancient indecency, and duly wrote an opinion [signed by Buchan on 4 April 1910 and by James on 7 April]. The things nearly made me sick, but my colleague never turned a hair.' Edel adds that 'Byron's intimate letters to Lady Melbourne [copied by Lord Lovelace] [...] written during the three years preceding [his] marriage, were the ones read by James and Buchan.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1909 and 30 Sep 1909

Country:

England

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:

Reading Group:

Henry James and John Buchan

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writers

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

USA and Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

Byron family papers

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

7633

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

536-7 n.1

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 536-7 n.1, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7633, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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