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Record Number: 19193


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'we, as a family, are going through a whole course of Indian literature - Kaye and Malcolm to wit; but I am afraid I read it for duty's sake, without taking as much interest as I ought to do, in all the out-of-the-way names & places, none of which give me any distinct idea'.

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 26 Nov 1857

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 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:

John W. Kaye

Title:

[possibly] Administration of the East India Company, The

Genre:

History, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19193

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:

483

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 483, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19193, accessed: 13 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to George Smith. Gaskell was interested in India at this time as her daughter 'Meta' was engaged to a soldier stationed there. Text could also have been Kaye's 'Life and Times of Sir John Malcolm'

   
   
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