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Record Number: 17746


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I like your Capt. Franklin mainly - and his manly & respectful commendation of my poor dear James, is charming. - I am (though a little ashamed to own it) not fond, in general, of Voyages. Many women are, and I wish I were one - for the more innocent amusements we have the better. But when scientific purposes are to be answered by such voyages, I have great respect for them, and only wish I could get at their marrow, without being obliged to read about the gluttonous, dirty, lying, thieving, and brutal Savages! - To think that such creatures are really our fellow-beings, and that we might have been such as they are, but for the favour of God, is to me the most melancholy consideration in the world'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 17 Jun 1828

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Ramsgate
specific address: 7 Nelson's Crescent

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:

John Franklin

Title:

Narrative of a Second expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the years 1825, 1826 and 1827

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

17746

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:

281

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Sarah Harriet Burney, Lorna J. Clark (ed.), Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney, The (Athens GA / London, 1997), p. 281, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=17746, accessed: 03 February 2023


Additional Comments:

letter to Charlotte Barrett, 17th June 1828

   
   
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