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Record Number: 12055


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and after supper, to read a lecture to my wife upon the globes, and so to prayers and to bed.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

24 Jan 1664

Country:

England

Time

evening: before bed

Place:

city: London
specific address: Seething Lane
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

his wife Elizabeth Pepys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[lecture on the globes]

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Education, Textbook / self-education

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12055

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

5

Page:

26

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 5, p. 26, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12055, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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