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Record Number: 10196


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On the circular table in the centre of the room was placed among other books an album, and Mr Storey being called away, I noted the following excellent morsels of literature: "It is a good rule that our conversation should rather be of things than of persons: for thus obvious reason, that things have not a character to lose." "To take sunshine pleasure in the blessings and excellencies of others is a much surer mask of benevolence than pity their calamities".'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Aug 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Scarborough
location in dwelling: Mr Storey's 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:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Publisher / bookseller

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[album]

Genre:

Conduct books, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
At friend's house


Source Information:

Record ID:

10196

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Mss 153/11

Page/Folio:

63-4

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 63-4, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10196, accessed: 02 July 2022


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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