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Record Number: 139


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Dr Delany read his wife an eclectic range of books from Eusebius' "Life of Constantine the Great" to "Peregrine Pickle".'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

unknown

Country:

unknown

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:

Dr Delany

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1685

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Clergyman and writer

Religion:

Church of Ireland

Country of Origin:

Ireland

Country of Experience:

unknown

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

his wife, Mary Delany


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Eusebius

Title:

Life of Constantine the Great

Genre:

Classics, History, Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

139

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=139, accessed: 30 November 2022


Additional Comments:

see Llanover (ed.) "Autobiography and Correspondence of Mrs Delany" Vol. III, pp.137 and/or 162

   
   
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