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Record 19429

Reading Experience:

'I am very much obliged to you indeed for so kindly and so speedily sending me the books I asked for, and which gave great delight to my daughter, when they arrived yesterday morning. I beg to enclose a Post Office Order for the amount.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 28 Aug 1860
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
specific address: 42 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:Margaret Emily ('Meta') Gaskell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1837
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Ruskin
Title: Modern Painters
Genre: Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
a present from her mother


Source Information:

Record ID: 19429  
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: 915
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 915,, accessed: 22 August 2019

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to W.S. Williams- out of the date sequence of the rest of the volume as found at a late stage in the publication process. Mrs Gaskell had requested the volumes (5) on the 25th.



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