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Record Number: 19350


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I was so sorry to see that Dr Wendell Holmes called England "The Lost Leader". - I went & read the poem to Meta, who did not know it; - & we did so grieve!'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 1 Feb 1864

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

her daughter 'Meta' (Margaret)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Title:

[poem]

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

19350

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:

726

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 726, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19350, accessed: 26 February 2024


Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to Charles Eliot Norton; letter written from Edinburgh but location of reading unknown. Poem title uncertain.

   
   
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