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Record Number: 28255


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 17 August 1764:] 'Pray has Mrs M. got one of Mr Walpole's Memoirs of Lord Herbert [of Cherbury]? So few copies are dispersed, that I know Lord Chesterfield was not able to get one, and it is so amusing I wish you had it to wear away a rainy evening.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1764 and 17 Aug 1764

Country:

England

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:

Catherine Talbot

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1721

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Horace Walpole

Title:

Memoirs of Lord Herbert of Cherbury

Genre:

Essays / Criticism, History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Published in edition of 200 copies from Walpole's press at Strawberry Hill, 1764.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28255

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Montagu Pennington

Title:

A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

3

Page:

105-106

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 3, p. 105-106, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28255, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Publication details supplied by source ed.; see p.105n in source.

   
   
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