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Record 1325

Reading Experience:

'[Muir] recalls... that his father conducted a little service in the farmhouse each week: "Every Sunday night he gathered us together to read a chapter of the Bible and kneel down in prayer. These Sunday nights are among my happiest memories; there was a feeling of complete security and union among us as we sat reading about David and Elijah".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1887 and 31 Dec 1897
Country: Scotland
Time: evening: Sundays
Place: specific address: Wyre, Orkney
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: Muir
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: small farmer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Edwin Muir, his mother and siblings
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: The Bible
Title: n/a
Genre: Bible
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1325  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Aitchison
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Golden Harvester: The Vision of Edwin Muir
  Place of Publication: Aberdeen
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Aitchison, The Golden Harvester: The Vision of Edwin Muir (Aberdeen, 1988), p. 102,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:

See Edwin Muir, An Autobiography (1954) p.26



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