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Record 26359

Reading Experience:

'Yesterday I had a letter from Murray in answer to one I had written in something of a determined stile for I had no idea of permitting him to start from the course after my son giving up his situation and profession merely because a contributor or two chose to suppose gratuitously that Lockhart was too imprudent for the situation. My physic has wrought well for it brought a letter from Murray saying all was right (Footnote: Scott enclosed Murray's letter in one written to Lockhart the previous day. Murray writes that 'There is nothing to apprehend'), that D'Israeli was sent to me not to Lockhart, and that I was only invited to write two confidential letters, and other incoherencies which intimate his fright has got into another quarter. It is interlined and franked by Barrow (Footnote: That interlineation reads 'No one has any ill will against Mr Lockhart!!!') which shows that all is well and that John's induction in to his office will be easy and pleasant.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 26 Nov 1825
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: Castle Street
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Aug 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist, poet, lawyer.
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Murray
Title: Letter
Genre: Letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: n/a


Source Information:

Record ID: 26359  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W.E.K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Edinburgh
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 21
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W.E.K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Walter Scott (Edinburgh, 1998), p. 21,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Diary entry for Sunday, 27 November 1825. Letter from John Murray of Abermarle Street. He was Constable's London agent until 1813 and publisher of the Quarterly. He introduced Scott to Byron.



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