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Record Number: 11811


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the interim walked on the Sands & when there the rain descended more heavily, I nevertheless searched up some seaweed. Returned. Took shelter under the Museum cornice, & examined the Old Effigy, of which I had a plate engraved during my residence at Scarbro'. On looking at Posters on the walls, I discovered the announcements of Lectures on Geology on the Tuesday of the next week. This, thought I, is against me; and the weather unfavourable; & no lodgings at my old resort, made me regret my excursion; but subsequent success in obtaining subscribers for my lectures re-invigorated my spirit.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 21 Aug 1838 and 26 Aug 1838

Country:

England

Time

morning: before breakfast (ie, before 8 am)

Place:

specific address: wall of museum in Scarborough

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:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

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

Title:

Announcements of Lectures on Geology

Genre:

Advertisement

Form of Text:

Print: Poster

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

11811

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:

Add Mss 153/14

Page/Folio:

pp. 34-5

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/14, p. pp. 34-5, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=11811, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

At this stage, John Cole was living in Northants. He planned a trip to Scarborough on a 'lecturing excursion'. The lecture on geology was timed for the day following John Cole's lecture on 'The Passions'. 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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