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Record Number: 12614


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Ever since I have read "Rudolph of Wertenberg" I have more pleasure when I walk round this country, as it makes me remember on all that has happen in former times in this part of Switzerland, of which I have been well informed by that book; which I read with the greatst Satisfaction - and that I shall not forget So Soon'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1779 and 22 Aug 1794

Country:

Switzerland

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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 (Betsey) Wynne

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

19 Apr 1779

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Catholic

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Switzerland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

Rudolph of Wertenberg

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

12614

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Anne Fremantle

Title:

The Wynne Diaries

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1935

Vol:

I

Page:

261

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Anne Fremantle (ed.), The Wynne Diaries (London, 1935), I, p. 261, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=12614, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

I have not been able to find a book of this title. NB in 1794, April, Betsey says that she has turned sixteen - this would make her birth date 1778, not 1779 - but Fremantle gives it as 1779.

   
   
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