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Record 567

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'It seems an excellent number, with the exception of the short story, which is not up to "Maga's" mark. The article on Hayward is very good. Sir Edward Hamley, I think?'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Dec 1886 and 28 Dec 1886
Country: unknown
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: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: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Blackwood's Magazine
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Dec 1886
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 567  
Source - Print  
  Author: Margaret Oliphant
  Editor: Annie Coghill
  Title: The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant
  Place of Publication: Leicester
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 340
  Additional comments: Letter from Margaret Oliphant to Mr Blackwood, 28 December 1886

Citation: Margaret Oliphant, Annie Coghill (ed.), The Autobiography and Letters of Mrs M.O.W. Oliphant (Leicester, 1974), p. 340, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=567, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Oliphant talks about two sets of numbers of Blackwood's Magazine (this and ID 566) but does not specify in either case which they are. I have assumed in this case that she is talking about the most recent issue of Blackwood's, of Dec 1886.

 

 

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