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Record 26577

Reading Experience:

Thursday, 2 March 1826: 'Slept indifferently and dreamd of Napoleon's last moments and last illness of which I was reading a medical account last night by Dr. Arnott. Horrible death -- a cancer on the pylorus'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Mar 1826 and 2 Mar 1826
Country: Scotland
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:Walter Scott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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: Dr Arnott
Title: An Account of the Last Illness, Decease, etc. of Napoleon Bonaparte
Genre: Biography, Politics, Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1822
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26577  
Source - Print  
  Author: Walter Scott
  Editor: W. E. K. Anderson
  Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 102
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 102,, accessed: 09 June 2023

Additional comments:

Text sent to Scott by its author on 20 February 1826; see p.102 n.1 in source.



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