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Record Number: 1499


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson [about 14 Sept. 1813]: 'We have had no time to read Newspapers [with decoration of Rydal Mount] but have been obliged to content ourselves with William's report even of the late most important battles in Germany and all other proceedings. Murders we do read and were horror struck with that of Mr and Mrs Brown and the confession of the murderer ... '

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Sep 1813 and 30 Sep 1813

Country:

England

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:

Reading Group:

Wordsworth Family

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Poet's family

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

reports of murders in newspaper

Form of Text:

Print: NewspaperManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1499

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:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

116

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, 1970), 2, p. 116, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1499, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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