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Record 24614

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to Lord Brougham, 22 February 1853: 'I fear that the Government of the country is likely to become from such a strange mixture of things [described earlier in letter, about Lord John Russell's leadership of House of Commons] at once odious and ridiculous [...] I despair, and have done so ever since I read Disraeli's Buckinghamshire speeches.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
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 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Politician / writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Title: 'Buckinghamshire speeches'
Genre: Politics
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24614  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 3
  Page: 265-66
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S., Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 t0 1830 (London, 1884), 3, p. 265-66, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24614, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

See rest of letter (pp.265-66 in source) for Croker's specific complaints about Russell.

 

 

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