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Record Number: 7612


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Henry James to the Earl of Lovelace, 14 January 1906, thanking him for a copy of "Astarte", Lovelace's account of his grandparents Lord and Lady Byron's marriage: 'I am greatly touched by your friendly remembrance of my possible feeling for the whole matter, and of your own good act, perhaps, of a few years ago -- the to me ever memorable evening when, at Wentworth House, you allowed me to look at some of the documents you have made use of in "Astarte."'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

4 Feb 1895

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Wentworth House

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:

various

Title:

Byron family papers

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

7612

Source:

Print

Author:

Henry James

Editor:

Leon Edel

Title:

Henry James: Letters

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

4

Page:

392

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 392, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7612, accessed: 21 September 2019


Additional Comments:

See also p.394 n.1 in source, where an extract is quoted from Henry James's 1895 notebooks, recording the visit to Wentworth House, and mentioning his being "'shown some of their extremely interesting Byron papers, especially some of those bearing on the absolutely indubitable history of his relation to Mrs. [Augusta] Leigh'."

   
   
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