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Record Number: 13661


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Hogg reads Gibbon to me - go to Bullocks Museum - see the birds - return at 4 - work and H reads Gibbon aloud (finish 4 volume)'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Mar 1815

Country:

England

Time

daytime

Place:

city: London

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:

Thomas Jefferson Hogg

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

24 May 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Mary Godwin


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Edward Gibbon

Title:

History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13661

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Paula R. Feldman

Title:

The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1987

Vol:

I

Page:

70

Additional Comments:

Additional editor: Diana Scott-Kilvert

Citation:

Paula R. Feldman (ed.), The Journals of Mary Shelley 1814-1844 (Oxford, 1987), I, p. 70, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13661, accessed: 29 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Numerous further refs to reading Gibbon in surrounding days.

   
   
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