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Record Number: 26567


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Monday, 5 December 1825: 'Dined at the Royal Society Club where as usual was a pleasant meeting of from 20 to 25. It is a very good institution. We pay two guineas only for six dinners in the year present or absent. Dine at 5 or rather 1/2 past 5 at the Royal hotel [...] till half past seven then coffee and we go to the Society [...] 'Henry Mackenzie now in his eighty second year read part of an Essay on Dreams.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

5 Dec 1825

Country:

n/a

Time

evening

Place:

city: Edinburgh
specific address: Royal Society of 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:

Reader:

Henry Mackenzie

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Aug 1745

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

Included Walter Scott (Society's President, 1820-1825); Dr James Russell (Vice-president), and other members of Royal Society of Edinburgh.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Mackenzie

Title:

'Essay on Dreams' (extract)

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26567

Source:

Print

Author:

Walter Scott

Editor:

W. E. K. Anderson

Title:

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1972

Vol:

n/a

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, (Oxford, 1972), p. 26, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26567, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Society Minutes record essay read as 'A supplement to a Paper on Dreams formerly read to the Society' (see p.26 n.2 in source).

   
   
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