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Record Number: 14948


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Thence with W. Penn home, and there to get my people to read and to supper and so to bed.'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

14 Oct 1668

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Listener:

Samuel Pepys

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

23 Feb 1633

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Clerk of the Acts, Admiralty

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Perhaps William Penn, and other members of Pepys's household.


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

14948

Source:

Print

Author:

Samuel Pepys

Editor:

Robert Latham

Title:

The diary of Samuel Pepys

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

8

Page:

329

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 329, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=14948, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Unsure who is reading to Pepys this evening, could be his wife or his male servant, and it is also unclear whether William Penn also stayed to listen to the reading.

   
   
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