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Record 27391

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to John Murray, 7 May 1828: 'I return, having read through, the first volume of "Horace Walpole's Letters to Mr. Mason" [discusses text further] [...] [These letters] are the least amusing of Walpole's. The reason is that he and Mason had at this time no [italics]common[end italics] acquaintance, and no [italics]common[end italics] topic, but Mason's "Life of Gray" [discusses further]."
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1825 and 7 May 1825
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 Wilson Croker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Horace Walpole
Title: 'Letters to Mr Mason' vol 1
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Biography, Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27391  
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: 2
  Page: 294-295
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray (London, 1891), 2, p. 294-295, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27391, accessed: 03 October 2022

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