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Record Number: 19153


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I am extremely obliged to you for the pacquet of Miss Bronte's letters which I found here on my return home, too late for Friday's post for me to acknowledge them. I have read them hastily over and I like the tone of them very much; it is curious how much the spirit in which she writes varies according to the correspondent whom she was addressing, I imagine. I like the series of letters which you have sent better than any other excepting one that I have seen. The subjects too are very interesting; how beautifully she speaks (for instance) of her wanderings on the moor after her sister's death.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 15 Dec 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 W.S. Williams]

Genre:

letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
lent by Williams


Source Information:

Record ID:

19153

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:

375

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 375, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19153, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to W.S. Williams. She was writing her Life of Bronte.

   
   
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