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Record Number: 7272


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to Grace Norton, 4 January 1879: "Half the human race, certainly every one that one has ever heard of, appears sooner or later to have staid at Fryston (I saw this in looking over the 'visitors books' of the house.)"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Dec 1878

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ferrybridge
specific address: Fryston Hall

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:

Henry James

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

15 Apr 1843

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

USA

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Visitors' books

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

7272

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1975

Vol:

2

Page:

208

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975), 2, p. 208, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7272, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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