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Record Number: 15943


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Sunday [...] Dec. 4th. [...] After dinner [attended by several guests] [...] Mr. Sommer came in in [...] his usual wild hurried manner [...] consented to play a Sonata of Beethoven's [...] Then after inveighing against everything in Moscow, pavement, lights, houses & the women he caught up his hat and departed. to our great relief. They played at the Cat & the Mouse and I read Robertson.' [also mentions reading Robertson earlier in same entry, and in entries for 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15,16, 23, 25, 27 December 1825; and 2, 10, 11 January 1826].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 4 Dec 1825 and 11 Jan 1826

Country:

Russia

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Moscow

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:

Claire Clairmont

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Apr 1798

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Governess

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Russia

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Robertson

Title:

The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the Subversion of the Roman Empire, to the Beginning of the Sixteenth Century

Genre:

History, Biography, Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

15943

Source:

Print

Author:

Claire Clairmont

Editor:

Marion Kingston Stocking

Title:

The Journals of Claire Clairmont

Place of Publication:

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Date of Publication:

1968

Vol:

n/a

Page:

382-396

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 382-396, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=15943, accessed: 06 February 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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