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Record 26787

Reading Experience:

Saturday, 31 January 1829: 'Lookd over Cumnor Hall by Mr. Usher Tighe of Oxford.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 31 Jan 1829
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
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: H. U. Tighe
Title: Historical Account of Cumnor ... illustrative of the Romance of Kenilworth
Genre: Essays / Criticism, History, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1821
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26787  
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: 514
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 514,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that text sent to Scott by 'Mrs Hughes' on 15 January 1829, and that he wrote of it as '"[affording] some capital matter for notes to Kenilworth."'



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