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Record Number: 22288


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I wrote to him, begging to know the state of his health, and mentioned that Baxter's "Anacreon", "which is in the library at Auchinleck, was, I find, collated by my father in 1727, with the MS. belonging to the University of Leyden, and he has made a number of Notes upon it. Would you advise me to publish a new edition of it?".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 30 Sep 1783

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Auchinleck

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 Boswell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 Oct 1740

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer and lawyer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Anacreon

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
inherited from his father


Source Information:

Record ID:

22288

Source:

Print

Author:

James Boswell

Editor:

R.W. Chapman

Title:

Life of Johnson

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

n/a

Page:

1250

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

James Boswell, R.W. Chapman (ed.), Life of Johnson, (Oxford, 1980), p. 1250, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=22288, accessed: 02 March 2021


Additional Comments:

Work annotated by Boswell's father

   
   
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