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Record 27166

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to John Murray (1816): 'I send you seven stories [for 'Stories for Children from the History of England'], which, with the eleven you had before, brings us down to Richard III [...] I think you told me that you gave the first stories to your little boy to read. Perhaps you or Mrs. Murray would be so kind as to make a mark over against any such words as he may not have understood, and to favour me with any criticism the child may have made, for on this occasion I should prefer a critic of 6 years old to one of 60.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 31 Dec 1816
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:John Murray
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Publisher's son
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: John Wilson Croker
Title: Stories for Children from the History of England (extracts)
Genre: History, Children's Lit, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27166  
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: 340
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 340, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27166, accessed: 17 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. continues, from quotation of Croker's letter: 'Thus John Murray's son, the present Mr. Murray, was early initiated into the career of reading for the press' (p.340).

 

 

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