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Record Number: 19360


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'on Wednesday last (day before yesterday) we came home from paying calls; & found to our surprize that the Daily News had come by post - "What can Charlie have sent this paper for?" said Florence {?} and she opened it, - & read out "Assassination of President Lincoln". My heart burnt within me with indignation & grief, - we could think of nothing else'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

26 Apr 1865

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London
specific address: 89 Oxford 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:

Reader:

Florence Elizabeth Crompton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1842

Socio-Economic Group:

Clergy (includes all denominations)

Occupation:

clergyman's daughter

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

her mother and probably some of her sisters


Additional Comments:

formerly Florence Gaskell



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

Daily News

Genre:

news

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned
sent by Charlie - ie Charles Crompton, Florence's husband


Source Information:

Record ID:

19360

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:

757

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 757, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19360, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to Charles Eliot Norton. The address is that of her daughter, Florence.

   
   
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