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Record Number: 27441


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lord Mahon to John Murray, 11 December 1836: 'I am much obliged to you for the early copy of the [Quarterly] Review which I am reading with great pleasure. The article on myself was very gratifying to me. Its approbation of the work is joined to so much knowledge of the subject as to make the former truly valuable. Pray, when you see Mr. Lockhart, tell him how highly I appreciate it. 'Lord Wellesley's letter is quite beautiful -- no less noble in sentiment than nervous in language [...] 'The third article on Napier makes me think the following no bad plan [goes on to suggest collection of all Quarterly Review article on this subject in a 'a pocket volume, for the use of the army']'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1836 and 11 Dec 1836

Country:

n/a

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:

Lord Mahon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Sir George Murray

Title:

'article on Napier'

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical, 'early copy'

Publication Details

In the Quarterly Review, published by John Murray, 1836

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27441

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Smiles

Editor:

n/a

Title:

A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1891

Vol:

2

Page:

439

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Samuel Smiles, A Publisher and His Friends: Memoir and Correspondence of the Late John Murray, (London, 1891), 2, p. 439, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=27441, accessed: 25 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Source author notes that 'Lord Mahon's suggestion was not adopted' (p.439 n).

   
   
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