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Record Number: 1877


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Wu notes marginalia of Dorothy Wordsworth in Wordsworth Library copy of William Withering, An Arrangement of British Plants according to the latest improvements of the Linnean System and an Introduction to the Study of Botany.

Century:

1800-1849, 1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1800 and 31 Dec 1855

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:

Dorothy Wordsworth

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

25 Dec 1771

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:

William Withering

Title:

Arrangement of British Plants according to the latest Imrovements of the Linnean System and an Introduction to the Study of Botany

Genre:

Textbook / self-education, Science, Natural history, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

3rd edn, 4 vols; Birmingham, 1796

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

1877

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:

245-46

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (Cambridge, 1995), p. 245-46, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1877, accessed: 02 February 2023


Additional Comments:

Noted in entry 433 of Wu (1995), where also noted that book purchased 1800.

   
   
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