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Record Number: 10201


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Roved around Northampton and stepped into most of the booksellers' shops to examine new works, etc, and made extracts as they suited, and took down titles of several to recommend them to other booksellers etc.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1835 and 31 Nov 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Northampton
other location: bookshops

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 authors]

Title:

[various titles]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
At book shops in Northampton


Source Information:

Record ID:

10201

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:

131

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 131, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10201, accessed: 01 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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