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Record 8954

Reading Experience:

'... I took up a London paper, and the first object in it which struck my eye, was the death of Charles Lamb. I felt it as a friend of the deceased for, although I had never seen Mr Lamb, yet from our correspondence , I know the kindness of his heart the same as if I had been personally acquainted with him; and this paragraph drew forth peculiar reminiscences; and upon it I ruminated during the remainder of this day, and of many succeeding ones.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Jan 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Higham Ferrers
other location: Principal Inn
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 Cole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 3 Oct 1792
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Publisher / bookseller
Religion: Church of England
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: anon
Title: newspaper
Genre: Obituary
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 8954  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/9
  Page/folio: 129-30

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/9, p. 129-30,, accessed: 18 July 2019

Additional comments:

"John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."



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