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Record 9137

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry, Journal, 14 August 1808, during stay at Bothwell Castle, seat of Lord Douglas: 'Sat till dinner-time in Lady Douglas's dressing-room, reading old letters to her grandmother, the Duchess of Argyll, from [italics]her[end italics] mother, Mrs Warburton, and to Lady Greenwich from the Duchess of Queensberry and several other persons. Remarkable form and expressions of respect in the letters of Mrs Warburton to her duchess daughter.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 14 Aug 1808
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Bothwell Castle
location in dwelling: Lady Douglas's dressing-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:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer/Literary editor
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Duchess of Queensbury
Title: Letters to Lady Greenwich
Genre: Letters
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9137  
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: 365-66
  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. 365-66, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9137, accessed: 09 December 2019

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