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Record Number: 19268


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'We rushed here for ten days on Monday; & last night your letter & Macmillan's Mag. followed us, and was received with a hearty greeting. 'We' are Meta, & Julia - for whose benefit we are come, as she has outgrown her strength - six inches in the last twelve months. - We are delighted with [italics] our [end italics] type, & that we don't print in double columns which is so trying to the eyes; we put the page of the Virginians by a page of Macmillan last night & you can't think how much more legible [italics] ours [end italics] was.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

1 Nov 1859

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: Whitby
county: Yorkshire
specific address: 1 Abbey Terrace

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:

Reading Group:

Elizabeth Gaskell and her daughters 'Meta' and Julia

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

writer and clergyman's wife; clergyman's daughters

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:

Macmillan's Magazine

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent by George Smith (?)


Source Information:

Record ID:

19268

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:

586

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 586, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19268, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to George Smith, who was about to bring out the first number of the 'Cornhill' magazine, edited by Thackeray. Exactly what 'our' type is is ambiguous.

   
   
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