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Record 26454

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 29 August 1820: 'I have been doing my duty, reading the debate. I suppose it would not be easy to find an act of that sort so devoid of pleasure. The Lords seem to me to flounder deeper and deeper'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 25 Aug 1819 and 29 Aug 1819
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: parliamentary debate
Genre: Politics, Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 26454  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 1
  Page: 168
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 168, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=26454, accessed: 18 October 2019

Additional comments:

Reader's husband a Member of Parliament. Subject of debate apparently the royal adultery trial.

 

 

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