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Record 9513

Reading Experience:

'Read in Evan's Tourist. The vulgar pronunciation of Brumidgham is nearer the true derivation than the modern name of Birmingham. "It is said that it was formerly called Birmicham, from a family of that name, who were benefactors to it".'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1835 and 27 May 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: home
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: Evans
Title: Tourist
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9513  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough
  Location: Work Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/10
  Page/folio: 68

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough Work Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/10, p. 68,, accessed: 22 October 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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