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Record 9676

Reading Experience:

'On looking in at the shop window, which was well stocked and elegant, we perceived a notice announcing that a Riblic dinner was to take place at the Swan Hotel, July 1st, to commemmorate the cessation of the toll on the Bedford Bridge.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 30 Jun 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Bedford
other location: Street where shop is located
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)
William Cole (his son)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [n/a]
Title: [notice]
Genre: Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Poster, Notice on shop window
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 9676  
  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 / 10
  Page/folio: 100

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153 / 10, p. 100,, accessed: 23 February 2020

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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