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Record Number: 19419


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'From what I can judge from the letters Mr Nicholls has entrusted me with, her [Charlotte Bronte's] very earliest way of expressing herself must have been different to common'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 27 Jul 1855

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester
specific address: 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:

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:

Charlotte Bronte

Title:

[letters]

Genre:

letters

Form of Text:

Print: NewspaperManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)
lent by Mr Nicholls


Source Information:

Record ID:

19419

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:

868

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 868, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19419, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Ellen Nussey - outside main sequence in the volume as found late in the publication process.

   
   
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