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Record 16539

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Arabella Moulton-Barrett, 4 June 1839: ''[Dr Barry] has been lending me his friend & patient Dr Cummings book, to read -- "Wanderings in search of Health" [...] His adventures in wandering down the Nile in search of health inclined me to laugh as much as his confession that he was "a physician in search of it'"'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1839 and 4 Jun 1839
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Torquay
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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Evangelical
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: William Fullerton Cumming, M.D.
Title: Notes of a Wanderer in Search of Health, Through Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey; Up the Danube and Down the Rhine
Genre: Geography / Travel, Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols, 1839
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 16539  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1986
  Vol: 4
  Page: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 158,, accessed: 28 May 2020

Additional comments:



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