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Record Number: 11634


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had the boy up tonight for his sister to teach him to put me to bed, and I heard him read, which he doth pretty well.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

22 Sep 1660

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: in chamber of his master, Samuel Pepys

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Wayneman Birch

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant in house of Samuel Pepys

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Pepys, probably also his sister (and maid of Pepys), Jane Birch


Additional Comments:

sevant to Samuel Pepys, and second brother of Pepys's maid, Jane Birch



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

11634

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

1

Page:

251

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 1, p. 251, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11634, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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