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Record Number: 15012


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'and so spent the whole morning with W. Hewer, he taking little notes in short-hand, while I hired a clerk to read to me about twelve or more several rolls which I did call for'

Century:

1600-1699

Date:

15 Mar 1669

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London
specific address: Chapel of Rolls

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

clerk hired by Samuel Pepys to read the rolls to him

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Samuel Pepys


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[documents on the history of the Navy]

Genre:

Law

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Roll

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

15012

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:

483

Additional Comments:

Co-editor William Matthews

Citation:

Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 8, p. 483, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15012, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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