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Record 12079

Reading Experience:

?My dear Sir, I have looked over Uncle Sam, and am still of the opinion I originally formed, that we could not use it for the Miscellany without great injury to the Author. It contains a great deal of matter; and if I took a few pages here and there, occasionally, it would neither, I am convinced, serve his purpose nor ours. I therefore think it better to return the MS to you without further delay, wishing it to be distinctly understood that in so doing, I wish by no means to be considered as expressing any unfavorable opinion of the MS itself.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 10 Apr 1837
Country: England
Time: morning: Monday
Place: city: London
specific address: 48 Doughty Street
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 n/a
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: G.P. Payne
Title: Uncle Sam's Peculiarities
Genre: Miscellany / Anthology, Sketches
Form of Text: Manuscript: UnknownUnknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 12079  
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: 247
  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. 247,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Letter to Richard Bentley.



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