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Record Number: 12170


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Her own private readings here were chiefly on Divinity, a volume in 8 vo. consisting of "Lectures on the Bible and liturgy" being her principal vade mecum [sic] - this looked well, as though she bore in mind - the end - "that bourne whence no traveller returns!"'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 19 Aug 1826 and 31 Aug 1826

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Scarborough
other location: John Cole's 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:

Elizabeth Kemble

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Retired actress

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:

Lectures on the Bible and liturgy

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12170

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 153/4

Page/Folio:

567

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/4, p. 567, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12170, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

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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