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Record Number: 17001


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the month of July 1842, as I was passing the site of the Royal Exchange, then in course of re-erection after being burnt down, my attention was caught by one of the very numerous bills with which the boards, at that time surrounding it, were covered: it ran thus - "Susan Hopley; or the Life of a Maid Servant". This book, I thought to myself, must be a novelty...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jul 1842 and 31 Jul 1842

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Royal Exchange

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:

Mary Ann Ashford

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

30 Oct 1787

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of shoemaker

Religion:

n/a

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:

[advertisement]

Genre:

Fiction, Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Broadsheet, Poster

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

17001

Source:

Print

Author:

Mary Ann Ashford

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1844

Vol:

n/a

Page:

iii

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Mary Ann Ashford, Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter (London, 1844), p. iii, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17001, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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