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Record 12110

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Thence walked with Mr Coventry to St James's and there spent by his desire the whole morning reading of some old Navy books given him of old Sir John Cookes by the Arch-Bishop of Canterbury that now is; wherein the order that was observed in the Navy then, above what it is now, is very observable, and fine things we did observe in our reading.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 13 Jun 1664
Country: England
Time: morning
daytime
Place: city: London
specific address: St James's Palace
   
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: [unknown]
Title: [books about the Navy]
Genre: History, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12110  
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: 177
  Additional comments: co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 5, p. 177, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12110, accessed: 17 November 2019

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