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Record 26919

Reading Experience:

Sunday, 26 December 1830: 'I shut myself up in Mr. [Henry] Scott's room. He has lately become purchaser of his Grandfather's valuable Library which was collected by Pope's Lord Marchmount. Part of it is a very valuable collection of Tracts during the great Civill war. I spent several hours in turning them over but I could not look them through with any accuracy. I passed my time very pleasantly and made some extracts however, and will resume my research another day.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 26 Dec 1830
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:

Title: Civil war tracts
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: 1830
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26919  
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: 619
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott (Oxford, 1972), p. 619,, accessed: 27 May 2024

Additional comments:



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