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Record 2547

Reading Experience:

'Gentlemen. I am the fourth generation of my family that have taken in Blackwood's Magazine; the back numbers bound form a handsome library of themselves. I regret most sincerely that in consequence of the story called "The Private Secretary" I am compelled to give it up. I never read such disgusting filth before, and am very sorry that such a high class (formerly) Magazine should have admitted such garbage into its columns.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 11 Jul 1881
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:Francis Philips
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George T Chesney
Title: The Private Secretary
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In Blackwood's Magazine
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2547  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Francis Philips
  Title: Letters
  Location: National Library of Scotland
  Call no: MS 4421
  Page/folio: 87-8

Citation: Francis Philips, Letters National Library of Scotland, p. MS 4421, p. 87-8,, accessed: 02 October 2023

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