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Record 24676

Reading Experience:

6 July 1853: 'Read three first characters of Chaucer's Prologue.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 6 Jul 1853
Country: Wales
Time: n/a
Place: city: Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil
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:Lady Charlotte Guest
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Businesswoman
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Wales
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
Title: The Canterbury Tales (Prologue)
Genre: Fiction, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 24676  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 17,, accessed: 18 August 2019

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte Guest took the name Schreiber on her marriage to Charles Schreiber in 1855.



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