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Record Number: 5905


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Spent the evening reading History of the Devil, a shallow subject.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 Dec 1819

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening: evening

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:

Adam Mackie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1788

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Farmer. Rented farm in 1815. Apprenticedin Aberdeen as a booktrader( 1800-1805). Marries 1817. Branches out into shopkeeping and innkeeping

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:

Daniel Defoe

Title:

The Political History of the Devil

Genre:

Other religious, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

5905

Source:

Print

Author:

Adam Mackie

Editor:

David Stevenson

Title:

The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1825- Adam Mackie, Farmer, Merchant and Innkeeper in Fyvie

Place of Publication:

Aberdeen

Date of Publication:

1991

Vol:

n/a

Page:

27

Additional Comments:

Compiled by William Mackie, Ed. David Stevenson

Citation:

Adam Mackie, David Stevenson (ed.), The Diary of a Canny Man 1818-1825- Adam Mackie, Farmer, Merchant and Innkeeper in Fyvie, (Aberdeen, 1991), p. 27, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=5905, accessed: 29 November 2021


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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