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Record Number: 28418


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[From the diary of Elizabeth Firth, 22 May 1818:] 'Read Remains of H. K. White.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

22 May 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Thornton
county: Yorkshire

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:

Elizabeth Firth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

2 Jan 1797

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

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:

Henry Kirke White

Title:

The Remains of Henry Kirke White, of Nottingham

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28418

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington

Title:

The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1980

Vol:

I-II

Page:

43

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28418, accessed: 20 September 2019


Additional Comments:

Elizabeth Firth was godmother to Patrick and Maria Bronte's second daughter, Elizabeth; see pp.36-37 in source for this and other details of reader's life and background.

   
   
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