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Record Number: 10203


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'After tea walked home, and went through, with my family, our usual Sunday evening devotions, consisting of sermon reading and prayers.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Nov 1835 and 31 Nov 1835

Country:

England

Time

evening: Sunday

Place:

location in dwelling: 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

Whole family


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[sermons]

Genre:

Sermon

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10203

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:

135

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 135, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10203, accessed: 30 June 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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