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Record 14087

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'and at the Dukes, with great joy, I received the good news of the decrease of the plague this week to 70, and but 253 in all; which is the least Bill hath been known these twenty years in the City - though the want of people in London is it that make it so low, below the ordinary number for Bills.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 3 Jan 1666
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at the residence of the Duke of Abemarle
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Bill of mortality
Genre: Medicine, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Broadsheet, Handbill, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 14087  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: 7
  Page: 3
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 3, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=14087, accessed: 09 December 2019

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