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Record Number: 19287


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Now I had a vol: of poems sent me the other day, full of sonnets to Dickens, Carlyle &c &c - [italics] such [end italics] bad ones; & the parcel contains this book sent to her 'from the author', & my own dear precious sonnet.' [Gaskell then transcribes the sonnet, beginning 'Sweet Vocalist; the Nightingale of sound!', asking smith - facetiously? - if he would like it for the Cornhill]

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Apr 1860 and 5 Apr 1860

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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:

Unitarian

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[anthology of laudatory sonnets]

Genre:

Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent to her by an unknown person


Source Information:

Record ID:

19287

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:

612

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 612, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19287, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to George Smith.

   
   
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