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Record Number: 9472


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Lord Francis Jeffrey to Mary Berry, 22 April 1842 ('Friday Evening'): 'I have just been reading over your admirable letter for a third time, and, after nourishing the meditations to which it led by gazing for half-an-hour on the long waves which come glittering in the moonlight to the beach below my windows [...] find that I cannot lay myself down with a quiet conscience till I have thanked you for the pleasure it has given, [italics]and the good it has done me[end italics].'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

22 Apr 1842

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Livermead

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 Francis Jeffrey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1773

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Judge/Politician

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Berry

Title:

Letter to Lord Francis Jeffrey

Genre:

Unknown, Letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9472

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

3

Page:

476

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 3, p. 476, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9472, accessed: 21 November 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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