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Record Number: 11314


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Long description of the character of Duke Sully by Henry 4th of France: 'his temper harsh, unpatient, obstinate, too enterprizing, presuming too much upon his own opinions... I know also that he has no malignity in his heart, that he is indefatigable in business... I find no-one so capable as he is of consoling me... That he may daily unify his heart and his manners.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jun 1789 and 30 Jun 1789

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bishop Lydeard
specific address: Lydeard House

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:

Frances Hamilton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

3 Nov 1742

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

Owned and managed large estate

Religion:

Protestant -probably Unitarian

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:

Memoirs of Maximillion de Baltiure, Duke of Sully, Prime Minister to Henry the Great

Genre:

History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

6 volumes, 1770, Vol 5

Provenance

Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

11314

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Frances Hamilton

Title:

Journals

Location:

Somerset Record Office

Call No:

DDFS 6/1 7/4 6/3 7/2 5/2 5/7

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

Frances Hamilton, Journals Somerset Record Office, p. DDFS 6/1 7/4 6/3 7/2 5/2 5/7, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11314, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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