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Record Number: 26456


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 2 September 1820: 'The Lords are all tired and suffocated [with the royal adultery trial] [...] Lord Portsmouth takes to the late but desirable task of strengthening his mind. Granville [husband], anxious to ascertain the nature of his studies, looked over his shoulder and saw he was deep in the list of fairs in the Red Book.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 29 Aug 1819 and 2 Sep 1819

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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 Portsmouth

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:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

'the Red Book'

Genre:

Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26456

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Countess Granville

Editor:

F. Leveson Gower

Title:

Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1894

Vol:

1

Page:

173

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 173, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26456, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Reader's husband a Member of Parliament.

   
   
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