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Record Number: 8181


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At the beginning of each month, too, there fell to be collected from the various agents a large number of English magazines for Mr Tait's customers, as also a few copies of "Blackwood"; and at the contents of some of those I often contrived to get a surreptitious "read".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837

Country:

Scotland

Time

daytime

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: 78 Princess Street
other location: at work, Mr Tait's warehouse

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:

James Glass Bertram

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1824

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Apprentice in a book warehouse

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
at work


Source Information:

Record ID:

8181

Source:

Print

Author:

James Glass Bertram

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Some memories of books, authors and events

Place of Publication:

Westminster

Date of Publication:

1893

Vol:

n/a

Page:

11

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 11, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8181, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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