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Record 8036

Reading Experience:

'For some time before this I had found my eyes not so good as they had been, being now oblig'd to hold a book, when reading, farther from my eyes & finding some difficulties in seeing to read anything of a small print, or to write on the first bringing in of candles of an evening. Having made this observation on taking up a paper at the Bolt & Tun the evening before we went into Kent, Mr Drew (...) desired me to try his spectacles, which I at first scouted, but having at his desire placed them before my eyes, I found the confusion I had just complain'd done away, & that I co'd see the smallest type perfectly well, on which I determin'd on procuring a pair...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1802 and 31 May 1802
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: London
specific address: Bolt and Tun Inn, Bonverie Street
other location: Coffee room
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 Marsh
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 31 May 1752
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Composer / gentleman
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [newspaper]
Genre: Ephemera, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
Newspaper read at the inn


Source Information:

Record ID: 8036  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Marsh
  Editor: Brian Robins
  Title: The Journals of John Marsh
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 1998
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 753
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The Journals of John Marsh (New York, 1998), p. 753,, accessed: 11 August 2020

Additional comments:



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