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Record Number: 19002


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'All morng [sic] we sat with books in our hands but not reading much, only talking. After lunch (at 12) I went out with the girls - round the grounds - a good long walk; and then into the lane up to the village, which is very pretty. Then home, read loitered and talked till dinner time (6 o' clock)'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1847

Country:

England

Time

morning
afternoon

Place:

city: Chelmsford
county: Essex
specific address: Crix

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:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

n/a

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19002

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:

51

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 51, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19002, accessed: 20 June 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to her daughters, Marianne and Margaret.

   
   
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