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Record Number: 18994


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[She thanks them for the great pleasure two of their works had given her 'by their charming descriptions of natural scenery and the thoughts and feelings arising from the happy circumstances of rural life'.] [Editors' gloss on contents of part of this letter to William and Mary Howitt]

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 31 May 1838

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 14 Dover St, Oxford Rd

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:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Sep 1810

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

author and clergyman's wife

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:

Wiiliam Howitt

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Poetry, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

18994

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

14

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 14, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18994, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Additional author Mary Howitt - the Quaker Howitts collaborated on poetic works and books about nature.

   
   
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