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Record 8251

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I have heard, too, that several workmen in shops adjacent to Sutherland's library arranged with him for a reading of "The Heart of Midlothian" and "Rob Roy", one of the men reading the book aloud to his comrades.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1837 and 31 Dec 1837
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:

Reading Group:workmen
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Workmen in shops
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Workmen from shops on Calton Street, Edinburgh
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Rob Roy
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
library

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8251  
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: 104
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 104, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8251, accessed: 03 February 2023

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