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Record Number: 17697


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read both Scott's visits, and Mrs Hulse has just lent me the life of John Sobieski, K. of poland. I have only just begun it, but it promises facility of style, & I think I shall like it. I tried Pallas's Travels in Russia lately: but there was too much about progressive improvements in agriculture, & manufactuaries amongst the grown-up Muscovite babes, & I got tired, as I easily do of all that relates to half civilised nations. Give me a whole Savage or no Savage at all.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 1 Mar 1816

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: Chelsea College

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:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Aug 1772

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

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:

Pierre-Simon Pallas

Title:

Travels through the Southern Provinces of the Russian Empire in 1793 and 1794

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

trans. by F.W. Blagdon

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17697

Source:

Print

Author:

Sarah Harriet Burney

Editor:

Lorna J. Clark

Title:

Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The

Place of Publication:

Athens GA / London

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

201-2

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 201-2, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17697, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

letter to Charlotte Barrett, 1st March 1816. Pallas wrote other volumes on Russia too, so it is not certain which SHB was reading.

   
   
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