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Record 26791

Reading Experience:

Sunday, 15 February 1829: 'I wrought [i.e. worked at writing] to day but not much -- rather dawdled and took to reading Chambers' Beauties of Scotland which would be admirable if they were more accurate. He is a clever young fellow but hurts himself by too much haste.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Feb 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: Robert Chambers
Title: Picture of Scotland
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26791  
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: 519
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 519,, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. notes that Scott was sent text by author (14 February 1829); title also identified by source ed.; see p.519 n.6.



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