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Record Number: 8191


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My father, who was in the employment of Mr Cadell, Sir Walter's publisher, brought home "The Monastery" and "The Fortunes of Nigel", and several others, much to the delight of my mother, who never could understand how so voracious a reader as myself did not take to them; but so it was, and now my children express the same surprise, and unsuccessfully recommend me to try once more.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1840

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Edinburgh

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:

Bertram

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1824

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

mother of James Glass Bertram



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

The Monastery

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8191

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:

27

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8191, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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