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Record 27160

Reading Experience:

John Murray to Walter Scott, 25 December 1815: 'I was with Lord Byron yesterday. He enquired after you, and bid me say how much he was indebted to your introduction of your poor Irish friend Maturin, who had sent him a tragedy, which Lord Byron received late in the evening and read through, without being able to stop. He was so delighted with it that he sent it immediately to his fellow-manager [at Drury Lane theatre], the Hon. George Lamb, who, late as it was, could not go to bed without finishing it. The result is that they have laid it before the rest of the [theatre] Commitee; they, or rather Lord Byron, feels it his duty to the author to offer it himself to the managers of Covent Garden.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1815 and 25 Dec 1815
Country: n/a
Time: night
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:George Gordon Lord Byron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 22 Jan 1788
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: C. R. Maturin
Title: Bertram
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27160  
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: 288
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 288,, accessed: 25 July 2024

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