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Record Number: 1482


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 27 December 1811: 'To diminish the evil [of smoking chimneys] we have a constant fire in Sara's room where we are now sitting at 7 o' clock in the evening. John is reading his lesson to Sara.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

27 Dec 1811

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

location in dwelling

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:

John Wordsworth

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1803

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Sara Hutchinson (reader's aunt) Dorothy Wordsworth (reader's aunt)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Unknown, lesson

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1482

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1969

Vol:

1

Page:

524

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 524, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1482, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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