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Record 27133

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From letter to John Murray from his brother-in-law, Elliot, 27 June 1815: 'I was much alarmed by seeing in the newspapers that you had been knocked down and robbed of all your money (3s. 6d. in silver, and 4d. in copper coin). Fortunately Annie's (his sister) letter of the 16th arrived at same time, and informed me of your not having suffered much personal injury.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jun 1815 and 27 Jun 1815
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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: Elliot
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: report of robbery of John Murray
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: June 1815
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27133  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Smiles
  Editor: n/a
  Title: A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1891
  Vol: 1
  Page: 268
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 268, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27133, accessed: 26 January 2022

Additional comments:

Murray had been robbed by two thieves in fields at Stoke Newington; see p.268 in source.

 

 

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