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Record Number: 19249


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'[Meta] has a little orphan boy to teach French to, reads with Elliot every night, etc: etc: and has always more books she [is] wanting to read than she can get through, being a very slow reader.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 21 Mar 1829

Country:

England

Time

evening

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:

Margaret Emily Gaskell

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1837

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman's daughter

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

the servant Elliot


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19249

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:

544

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 544, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19249, accessed: 05 July 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Eliza Bridell-Fox

   
   
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