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Record Number: 10848


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Took [the] "Answer to Wilberforce" to the Chapel Library & brought "The Spirit of the Public Journals for 1797, Being an Impartial Selection ... Essays & Jeaux d'Espirits ... [from] the Newspapers & Other Publications ...".They are for the most part political. Some of the articles are copied from larger works than magazines & newspapers [eg.3 selections from] Lewis's "Monk". ...The Ode by Sr Will Jones ... has appeared many years ago & in many publications. ... There appears to be nevertheless a deal of choice matter in this publication.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

23 Sep 1798

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Sheffield
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:

Joseph Hunter

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

6 Feb 1783

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Apprentice working at 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

The Spirit of the Public Journals for 1797

Genre:

Fiction, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

10848

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Joseph Hunter

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add 24, 879

Page/Folio:

33

Citation:

Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 33, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10848, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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