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Record Number: 14381


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'At noon dined well, and my brother and I to write over once more with my own hand my Catalogue of books, while he reads to me.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

2 Feb 1667

Country:

England

Time

afternoon
daytime: at noon

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of Samuel Pepys

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

John Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

unbeneficed clergyman

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Pepys, his brother, who was writing as John read to him


Additional Comments:

brother of Samuel Pepys



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Title:

[Catalogue of books]

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Sheet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

14381

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

8

Page:

40

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1974), 8, p. 40, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14381, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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