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Record Number: 19151


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I have read [italics] once [end italics] over all the letters you so kindly entrusted me with, and I don't think even you, her most cherished friend, could wish the impression on me to be different from what it is, that she was one to study the path of duty well, and, having ascertained what it was right to do, to follow out her idea strictly. They gave me a very beautiful idea of her character'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 6 Sep 1855

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 84 Plymouth Grove

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:

writer, 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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

[letters to Ellen Nussey]

Genre:

letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
borrowed from Ellen Nussey


Source Information:

Record ID:

19151

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

Editor:

J.A.V. Chapple

Title:

Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The

Place of Publication:

Manchester

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

370

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 370, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19151, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to Ellen Nussey. Gaskell had been asked to write Bronte's Life.

   
   
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