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Record 26591

Reading Experience:

Wednesday, 5 April 1826: 'Read Clapperton's journey and Denman's [sic] into Bornou -- very entertaining and less botheration about mineralogy botany and so forth than usual. Pity Africa picks up so many brave men however.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Apr 1826
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Abbotsford
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: Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and Doctor Oudney
Title: Narrative of Travels in Northern and Central Africa in 1822, 1823, and 1834 [sic in source]
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1826
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26591  
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: 125-126
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 125-126,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:



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