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Record 18846

Reading Experience:

'It so happened that you were the very first man in England that testified approbation of my rude genius after the publication of the Mountain Bard, which you did to Mr Scott in very warm and friendly terms'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1807 and 14 Aug 1817
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Mainsforth
county: Durham
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:Robert Surtees
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1779
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: lawyer and landowner
Religion: n/a
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: James Hogg
Title: Mountain Bard, The
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent to him by Walter Scott


Source Information:

Record ID: 18846  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Hogg
  Editor: Gillian Hughes
  Title: Collected Letters of James Hogg, The
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 2004
  Vol: I
  Page: 296
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Hogg, Gillian Hughes (ed.), Collected Letters of James Hogg, The (Edinburgh, 2004), I, p. 296,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

Letter to Robert Surtees



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