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Record 26855

Reading Experience:

Sunday, 5 April 1829: 'Read prayers to what remains of our [house] party, being Anne [daughter], my niece Anne, the four Skenes and William Forbes.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Apr 1829
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)
Anne Scott (reader's daughter) Anne Scott (reader's niece) Four members of Skene family William Forbes
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Prayers
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26855  
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: 543
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 543,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

It was Scott's custom to read family prayers on Sundays.



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