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Record Number: 96


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Montalembert, it appears, kept a journal from his twelfth year to the end of his life, and I am tantalised with the sight of these volumes, which Madame de M. reads to me for a couple of hours in the afternoon.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1871 and 2 Dec 1871

Country:

France

Time

daytime: a couple of hours in the afternoon

Place:

specific address: La Roche en Bressy

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Madame de Montalembert

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

4 Apr 1828

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

aristocrat

Religion:

presumably Catholic

Country of Origin:

France

Country of Experience:

France

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

Margaret Oliphant


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Montalembert

Title:

journals of Montalembert

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Codex

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

96

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:

232

Additional Comments:

Letter to Mr Blackwood, 2 Dec [1871]

Citation:

Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs. M.O.W.Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 232, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=96, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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