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Record 24624

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to John Murray jr, 14 February 1857: 'I have been so very ill as to have been unable until yesterday to look at the Raglan article in the last Quarterly [...] In reading it, however, I find a statement that the Duke of Wellington "had been often heard to say in after years that there were two or three periods of the battle of Waterloo when he thought it all over with us." I am very curious to know that reviewer's authority for this statement [discusses article further, referring to other accounts of battle and Welington] [...] 'I write with difficulty and in great pain, but I am anxious to record my evidence on this particular point which had from the first excited my surrpise and curiosity'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 13 Feb 1857
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:
Title: article on Duke of Wellington
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In the Quarterly Review
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24624  
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: 372-373
  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. 372-373, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24624, accessed: 03 October 2022

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