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Record 9067

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry, Journal, 22 April 1808: 'In the evening Ashe's Travels [in America] again. They are, I think, very entertaining in spite of an abominable style, which aims at being [italics]fine writing[end italics], without being grammar and without being English. But the wonderful country he describes makes every account of it which one sees and feels is written on the spot, very interesting.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 22 Apr 1808
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Twickenham
   
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:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Ashe
Title: Travels in America
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1808
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9067  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 2
  Page: 347
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 347, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9067, accessed: 22 April 2019

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