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Record 26862

Reading Experience:

Monday, 15 June 1829: 'I read Genl. Miller's account of the South American War. I liked it the better that Basil Hall brought the author to breakfast with [me] in Edinr., a fin[e] tall military figure, his left hand withered like the prophet's gourd and plenty of scars on him. There have been rare doings in that vast continent but the strife is too distant, the country too unknown, to have the effect upon the imagination which European wars produce.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 9 Jun 1829 and 15 Jun 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: General Miller
Title: Memoirs of General Miller, in the Service of the Republic of Peru
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1827; copy presented to Scott by author was 2nd edition of 1829
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 26862  
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: 575
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 575,, accessed: 02 June 2023

Additional comments:

Miller had presented Scott with an inscribed copy of his book during the visit mentioned, which took place 9 June 1829; see p.575 n.1 in source.



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