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Record 12073

Reading Experience:

?Dr Milligen?s paper, he must re-write the last half of it; it has cost me three hours this morning, and I can make nothing of it. I think very little of the gentleman who writes so complacently from Northampton with his first of a Series; but I suppose he?s a great man in a small way.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Dec 1836
Country: England
Time: morning: Monday
Place: city: London
specific address: Furnivals Inn
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:Charles Dickens
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist/ Novelist
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Gideon Millingen
Title: The Portrait Gallery
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology, Contribution for Bentley's Miscellany
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: The Portrait Gallery?, No.1, Miscellany, I, 286.
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12073  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1
  Page: 211
  Additional comments: Graham Storey ed. Published by Clarendon Press as the Pilgrim edition.

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens: Volume 1: 1828-1839 (Oxford, 1965), 1, p. 211,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to Richard Bentley. Note 1. States that CD mis-spelt Milligen ? should be John Gideon Millingen (1783-1862.)



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