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Record 19360

Reading Experience:

'on Wednesday last (day before yesterday) we came home from paying calls; & found to our surprize that the Daily News had come by post - "What can Charlie have sent this paper for?" said Florence {?} and she opened it, - & read out "Assassination of President Lincoln". My heart burnt within me with indignation & grief, - we could think of nothing else'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 26 Apr 1865
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 89 Oxford Terrace
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:Florence Elizabeth Crompton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1842
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman's daughter
Religion: Unitarian
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
her mother and probably some of her sisters
Additional comments: formerly Florence Gaskell


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: Daily News
Genre: news
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by Charlie - ie Charles Crompton, Florence's husband


Source Information:

Record ID: 19360  
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: 757
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 757,, accessed: 18 January 2020

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to Charles Eliot Norton. The address is that of her daughter, Florence.



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