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Record 9872

Reading Experience:

'I took [books] to the library and brought Aikin's "Description of the Country between 30 and 40 miles around Manchester", nevertheless he has Sheffield which is 42 miles of. There are some excellent maps & beautiful prints. It says that the pastoral in the spectator of Colin and Phoebe was written by a Mr Byrom ... Mr E says it is a very valuable book.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 5 Apr 1797
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Portobello, Sheffield
county: Yorkshire
location in dwelling: Home (he lives with Joseph Evans, his guardian and Presbyterian minister)
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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice in a Sheffield Warehouse: son of a Sheffield manufacturer
Religion: Presbyterian
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: John Aikin
Title: A Description of the Country from thirty to forty miles around Manchester
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 9872  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal, 1800
  Location: British Library
  Call no: ADD 24, 880
  Page/folio: 6

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal, 1800 British Library, p. ADD 24, 880, p. 6,, accessed: 21 July 2019

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