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Record 8253

Reading Experience:

'One Saturday afternoon in the summer of 1838, whilst crossing Brumsfield links on my way home to Morningside, endeavouring as I walked over the grass to read a story in one of the volumes of "Chambers's Journal", then of a somewhat unwielding size, I was stopped by two gentlemen, one of whom asked what I was reading...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 22 Jun 1838 and 22 Sep 1838
Country: Scotland
Time: daytime: Lunch hour
Place: city: Edinburgh
specific address: Bruntsfield Links
other location: while walking home
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:James Glass Bertram
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1824
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice bookseller
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Robert Chambers
Title: Chambers's Journal
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 8253  
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: 127
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: James Glass Bertram, Some memories of books, authors and events (Westminster, 1893), p. 127,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:



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