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Record Number: 19244


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Our Times of today - well of yesterday - well, tomorrow it will be of some day in dream land, for I am past power of counting - Our Times of today has taken away my breath - Who, What, Wherefore, Why - oh! do be a woman, and give me all possible details - Never mind the House of Commons: it can keep - but my, our, curiosity CAN'T-'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

9 Mar 1859

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 42 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:

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:

[n/a]

Title:

Times, The

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

19244

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:

540

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 540, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19244, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to William Fox. This curiosity seems to be about the marriage of her friend (his daughter?) Eliza Fox, presumably announced in The Times.

   
   
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