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Record Number: 1681


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth describes daily routine during stay at her brother Christopher's London residence in letter to Mary Hutchinson, 5 May 1820: ' ... he sits with me till tea is over - goes to his study with candles, and comes up again at 10 - reads prayers and we sit together till bed-time, and often do not part till twelve o'clock.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1820 and 5 May 1820

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: The Rectory, Lambeth, London

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:

Christopher Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

Rector of St Mary's, Lambeth

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Dorothy Wordsworth (reader's sister)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

prayers

Genre:

Other religious

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1681

Source:

Print

Author:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth

Editor:

Ernest De Selincourt

Title:

The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part Two

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

2

Page:

598

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years Part Two (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 598, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1681, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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