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Record 12107

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'This day Mrs Turner did lend me, as a rarity, a manuscript of one of Mr Wells, writ long ago, teaching the method of building a ship; which pleases me mightily. I was at it tonight but durst not stay long at it, I being come to have a great pain and water in my eyes after candle-light.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 1 Apr 1664
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: at home, probably in his chamber
   
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:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 26 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Wells
Title: [manuscript on ship building]
Genre: Crafts, Technology, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Manuscript: Sheet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (public library)

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12107  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1971
  Vol: 5
  Page: 108
  Additional comments: co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 5, p. 108, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12107, accessed: 14 November 2019

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