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Record Number: 1520


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth describes Wordsworth family's anxieties at hearing (false)rumour of death of Tom Clarkson, in letter to Sara Hutchinson, 18 February 1815: 'We anxiously examined the newspapers, and their silence [as well as letters] ... strengthened by degrees our hopes with a firm conviction that it was all false.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Feb 1815 and 18 Feb 1815

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:

Writers

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:

newspapers

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

1815

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1520

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

201

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 201, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1520, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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