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Record Number: 10811


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Within these few days I could not have a book from the library because Mr E. had lent the "Castle of Otranto" to Miss Lowe [Love?], who happened to be there the afternoon when I was reading it; it was against the rules.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 28 May 1798 and 29 May 1798

Country:

England

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: home

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:

Joseph Hunter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Feb 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Apprentice working at a Sheffield warehouse. Son of a Sheffield Manufacturer.

Religion:

Presbyterian

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 Walpole

Title:

The Castle of Otranto

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10811

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Joseph Hunter

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add 24, 879

Page/Folio:

17

Citation:

Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 17, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10811, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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