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Record 25857

Reading Experience:

'Shower over the Breven as I returned (after sitting under a vast rock, rich with Alpine rose, reading Mr Ritchie's tract, "Catholick and Apostolick Church") and past away to the Col de Balme.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 9 Jun 1844
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Chamonix
other location: while walking in the alps
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 Ruskin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Feb 1819
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: art critic and social critic
Religion: Church of England (evangelical)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: J.S. Davenport
Title: Edward Irving and the Catholic Apostolic Church
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet, tract
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25857  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Ruskin
  Editor: Joan Evans
  Title: The diaries of John Ruskin
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1956
  Vol: 1
  Page: 280
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Ruskin, Joan Evans (ed.), The diaries of John Ruskin (Oxford, 1956), 1, p. 280,, accessed: 16 October 2019

Additional comments:



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