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Record 19196

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Is Mr Child married? I am always wanting to write & thank him for his Ballads, which I delight in' [she then deprecates her own letter writing style and says she is put off by the thought of having to write 'properly']
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 7 Dec 1857
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
specific address: 84 Plymouth Grove
   
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 Cleghorn Gaskell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Sep 1810
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and clergyman's wife
Religion: n/a
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: Francis James Child
Title: Ballads
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 19196  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  Editor: J.A.V. Chapple
  Title: Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The
  Place of Publication: Manchester
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 488
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 488, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=19196, accessed: 22 May 2019

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to Charles Eliot Norton. Not certain which work is being referred to - publication of Child's seminal 'English and Scottish Popular Ballads' did not begin till 1882 but he was active from the late 1840s.

 

 

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