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Record 12129

Reading Experience:

'After dinner, to my chamber and made an end of Dr Powre's book of the Microscope, very fine and to my content'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 14 Aug 1664
Country: England
Time: afternoon: after dinner
Place: city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: At home, 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 23 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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Power
Title: Experimental philosophy...containing new experiments microscopical, mercurial, magnetical
Genre: Science, Technology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1664
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 12129  
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: 241
  Additional comments: co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 5, p. 241,, accessed: 02 June 2020

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