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Record Number: 19228


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[having been given a rum and peppermint liqueur for a migraine] 'We went to the Railway waiting-room, which was all quiet and nicely-lighted up; so Flossy began to read a book she had brought with her; and I got Hendschel's Telegraph (the German Bradshaw) off the table, and began to puzzle out my train to Strasbourg to meet Louy, - when, lo & behold, Flossy whispered to me, me, smelling of rum - that Mr Bosanquet had come in! I tucked my head down over my book, & told F.E. to take no notice; but he drew nearer and nearer, pretending to look at the affiches on the walls, until at last he came close, & said 'Mrs G. can I assist you in making out yr train'...'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 19 Oct 1858

Country:

Germany

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Heidelberg
specific address: railway station

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:

Florence Elizabeth Gaskell

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1842

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman'sdaughter

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Germany

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19228

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:

519

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 519, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19228, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to Marianne Gaskell.

   
   
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