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Record 8191

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'My father, who was in the employment of Mr Cadell, Sir Walter's publisher, brought home "The Monastery" and "The Fortunes of Nigel", and several others, much to the delight of my mother, who never could understand how so voracious a reader as myself did not take to them; but so it was, and now my children express the same surprise, and unsuccessfully recommend me to try once more.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1840
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: city: Edinburgh
   
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: Bertram
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1824
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: mother of James Glass Bertram

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: The Monastery
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8191  
Source - Print  
  Author: James Glass Bertram
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Some memories of books, authors and events
  Place of Publication: Westminster
  Date of Publication: 1893
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 27
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 27, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8191, accessed: 03 February 2023

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