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Record 2241

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'During this Spring read Shakspeare [sic] regularly through, and studied the characters of Hamlet, Douglas, Osman in 'Zara', Sir Charles Racket &c and purchased & read a great number of pieces of dramatic biography and theatrical criticisms.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 01 Jun 1815 and 30 Jul 1815
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
   
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:John Cole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 03 Oct 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: publisher/bookseller
Religion: Church of England
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: William Shakespeare
Title: Hamlet
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 2241  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/1
  Page/folio: pp.98-99

Citation: John Cole, An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/1, p. pp.98-99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=2241, accessed: 24 May 2019

Additional comments:

John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries do not appear to exist any more.

 

 

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