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Record 28420

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[From the diary of Elizabeth Firth, 6 January 1820:] 'Read Goldsmith's History of Rome.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 6 Jan 1820
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Thornton
county: Yorkshire
   
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:Elizabeth Firth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 2 Jan 1797
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: Oliver Goldsmith
Title: History of Rome
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28420  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington
  Title: The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1980
  Vol: I-II
  Page: 44
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas James Wise and John Alexander Symington (ed.), The Brontes: Their Lives, Friendships and Correspondence (Oxford, 1980), I-II, p. 44, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28420, accessed: 25 May 2019

Additional comments:

Elizabeth Firth was godmother to Patrick and Maria Bronte's second daughter, Elizabeth; see pp.36-37 in source for this and other details of reader's life and background.

 

 

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