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Record 3718

Reading Experience:

'What a wonderful record is that journal of Sir Walter's which dear Annie Ritchie has sent me - and with what love one watches everything he does. I have read over and over again what he says of his wife's death. It is so sober, so chastened, so true: "I wonder how I shall do with the thoughts which were hers for thirty years".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1891 and 30 Jan 1891
Country: Switzerland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Davos
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:Margaret Oliphant
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 4 Apr 1828
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Novelist and Critic
Religion: Free Church
Country of origin: Scotland
Country of experience: Switzerland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Journal
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1890 first edition
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 3718  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Elisabeth Jay
  Title: The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Ontario
  Date of Publication: 2002
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 97
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Elisabeth Jay (ed.), The Autobiography of Margaret Oliphant (Ontario, 2002), p. 97,, accessed: 31 January 2023

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