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Record Number: 137


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Landscape gardener Humphry Repton's wife read to him while he drew''.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: presumably at home, while he drew

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:

Listener:

Humphry Repton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

21 Apr 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Landscape Gardener

Religion:

Christian

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:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

137

Source:

Print

Author:

Jacqueline Pearson

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation.

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1999

Vol:

n/a

Page:

172

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jacqueline Pearson, Women's Reading in Britain 1750-1835. A Dangerous Recreation. (Cambridge, 1999), p. 172, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=137, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

See "Letters of Anna Seward" (Edinburgh, 1811) Vol. I, p128

   
   
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