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Record Number: 8251


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have heard, too, that several workmen in shops adjacent to Sutherland's library arranged with him for a reading of "The Heart of Midlothian" and "Rob Roy", one of the men reading the book aloud to his comrades.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837

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:

Reading Group:

workmen

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

Workmen in shops

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

Workmen from shops on Calton Street, Edinburgh


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Walter Scott

Title:

Rob Roy

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
library


Source Information:

Record ID:

8251

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:

104

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8251, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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