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Record Number: 24438


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Sir Henry Ellis to John Wilson Croker, from the British Museum, 29 October 1829: 'I understand from Mr. Murray that you are engaged [as editor] upon a "Life of Dr. Johnson." [...] 'Mr. Cary, the Assistant Keeper of our Printed Books, tells me a very old edition (I think 1504) of "Horace," belonging to the Burney Collection, has a few notes in Dr. Johnson's hand.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

Samuel Johnson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1709

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Horace

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Classics, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

?c.1504

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24438

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Louis J. Jennings

Title:

The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1884

Vol:

2

Page:

44

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830., (London, 1884), 2, p. 44, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=24438, accessed: 01 March 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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