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Record 12759

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Tired to death of reading books - at least all books of an instructive sort - and have now been devouring (for about the fifth time) "Ivanhoe" and "The Heart of the Mid-Lothian". My blessing on the memory of Walter Scott!'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1849 and 8 Feb 1849
Country: Bermuda
Time: n/a
Place: other location: on board "Dromedary Hulk", at Bermuda
   
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:John Mitchel
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Nov 1815
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author, Irish Nationalist, under arrest for Treason
Religion: Presbyterian family
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: Bermuda
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: The Heart of the Mid-Lothian
Genre: Fiction, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
probably from the library on board the prison hulk

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12759  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Mitchel
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Jail Journal
  Place of Publication: Dublin
  Date of Publication: 1913
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 125
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Mitchel, Jail Journal (Dublin, 1913), p. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12759, accessed: 03 February 2023

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