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Record Number: 12238


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'at night home to look over my new books, and so late to bed.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

7 Jul 1665

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

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 in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

26 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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

12238

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1971

Vol:

6

Page:

151

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1971), 6, p. 151, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12238, accessed: 04 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Pepys mentions buying the books earlier that day - worth ?5

   
   
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