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Record 22340

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'I then read Mason on self knowledge till dinner, not with so much attention as I could wish; I seldom attend sufficiently to what I am reading, to remember at all accurately what I have been reading about'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 4 May 1799
Country: England
Time: afternoon: before dinner
Place: city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling
   
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 Gurney
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 May 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: daughter of banker and merchant
Religion: Quaker
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: later Elizabeth Fry

 

Text Being Read:

Author: John Mason
Title: Self-knowledge: A Treatise
Genre: Other religious, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 22340  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Elizabeth Fry
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add Mss 47456
  Page/folio: ff. 58

Citation: Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 58, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=22340, accessed: 23 August 2019

Additional comments:

 

 

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