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Record Number: 26713


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Friday, 3 August 1827: 'Huntley Gordon lent me a volume of his father's Manuscript Memoirs. They are not without interest, for Pryce Gordon though a bit of a roue, is a clever fellow in his way [comments further on text].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Aug 1827

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Abbotsford

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:

Walter Scott

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1771

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Pryce Gordon

Title:

Memoirs

Genre:

Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

26713

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:

336

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Walter Scott, W. E. K. Anderson (ed.), The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, (Oxford, 1972), p. 336, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=26713, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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