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Record Number: 16515


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Elizabeth Barrett to Thomas Noon Talfourd, 13 June 1838: 'Miss Barrett presents her compliments to Mr Serjeant Talfourd, and desires to express to him her thankfulness both for his very obliging note [of 2 June 1838], and also and in particular for the valued present accompanying it. She is glad to be able to associate with the true pleasure with which she lately read his beautiful play, the gratification of now receiving it from its author.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 2 Jun 1838 and 13 Jun 1838

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:

Reader:

Elizabeth Barrett

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

6 Mar 1806

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Evangelical

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:

Thomas Noon Talfourd

Title:

The Athenian Captive

Genre:

Drama, Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1838

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

16515

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson

Title:

The Brownings' Correspondence

Place of Publication:

Winfield

Date of Publication:

1986

Vol:

4

Page:

47

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1986), 4, p. 47, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=16515, accessed: 25 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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