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Record 27779

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
1 December 1884, from Canford: 'While Enid [daughter] was here she spent a good deal of time making a miniature drawing in water colours of one of the fine pictures in the drawing room, and while she drew I read to her one of those amusing gossiping letters of Horace Walpole on my subjects [i.e. ceramics connoisseurship], about which I have all the Hogarth and all the Wedgwood books here [...] Besides that I have done very little except read some part of Cooke's Memoirs, and I am now amusing myself with Froude's Carlyle.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 14 Nov 1884 and 30 Dec 1884
Country: n/a
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Froude
Title: life of Thomas Carlyle
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 27779  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 185
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 185, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=27779, accessed: 16 October 2019

Additional comments:

Canford, a property in the family of Lady Charlotte's first husband, was the family home of one of her sons at the time of this visit. Two further comments are made in the Journal on this text: 20 Dec 1884, from Inwood (family home of another son): 'I have been going on with the reading of Carlyle's life. Would it not have been better for his memory and his wife's if none of these Memoirs of them had been published?' (see p.185 in source). 30 December 1884: 'I have finished Froude's Carlyle. The latter part of it is much the most interesting, dating from the time that Froude became intimate with him. I sympathize with his views and opinions of Gladstone and the French' (see p.186 in source).

 

 

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