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Record 27293

Reading Experience:

'During the period that Mr. Moore had been in negotiation with the Longmans and Murray respecting the purchase of the Memoirs [of Byron], he had given "Lady Holland the MS. to read." Lord John Russell also states, in his "Memoirs of Moore," that he had read "the greater part, if not the whole," and that he should say that some of it was too gross for publication. When the memoirs came into the hands of Mr. Murray, he entrusted the Memoirs to Mr. Gifford, whose opinion coincided with that of Lord John Russell. A few others saw the memoirs, amongst them Washington Irving and Mr. Luttrell.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 19 Apr 1824 and 17 May 1824
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:Lord John Russell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: George Gordon Lord Byron
Title: Memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 27293  
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: 440-441; 440
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 1, p. 440-441; 440,, accessed: 19 June 2024

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