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Record Number: 1686


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Thomas Hutchinson, 14 December 1820, on her nephew William's academic progress: '...he seems yet to have little or no satisfaction in reading alone. He draws and writes of himself but never takes up a Book except when I require it [of him]. I must say he always does it cheefully.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1820 and 31 Dec 1820

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:

William Wordsworth

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

child

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:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1686

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:

655

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. 655, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1686, accessed: 29 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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