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Record 24247

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to William Blackwood, 24 August 1819: 'I have received your last number [...] As a series of essays, critical and humorous, it is excellent; but in this part of the world we think there is too much criticism and humour for a magazine. In a work of this kind we expect curious facts and miscellaneous information [...] the personal and local pleasantry which is so abundant in your magazine, and which, I have no doubt, must be delightful in Edinburgh and Glasgow, is [italics]here[end italics] scarcely understood, and in Ireland I have some reason to know that it is a perfect puzzle.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1819 and 24 Aug 1819
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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 Wilson Croker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20 Dec 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Secretary to the Admiralty
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Blackwood's Magazine
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Miscellany / Anthology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 1819
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24247  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis L. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 1
  Page: 143
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S. (London, 1884), 1, p. 143, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24247, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

 

 

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