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Record Number: 1754


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On 29 Dec. 1806 Southey asked John May: "Have you seen the 'Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson'? Very, very rarely has any book so greatly delighted me."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1806 and 29 Dec 1806

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:

Robert Southey

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

12 Aug 1774

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

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:

Lucy Hutchinson

Title:

Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1806

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

1754

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

Cambridge

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

115

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 115, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1754, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 224 of Wu (1995); quotation from John Wood Warter, ed., Selections from the Letters of Robert Southey (4 vols, 1856) 1:403.

   
   
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