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Record Number: 19428


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'here is a letter for you, which I opened [italics] verily [end italics] by mistake at first. One came for Florence at the same time which I snatched up and I could not believe I should be equally unfortunate with the second, but when I saw yours it was irresistible to read it; quite by way of chaperonage of course, and not a bit for gossipry. However, there is not much news of any kind in it, as you will find.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Until: 15 Aug 1860

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Manchester

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'ss 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:

[letter to Marianne Gaskell]

Genre:

letter

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
read before forwarding to Marianne in Heidelberg


Source Information:

Record ID:

19428

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:

913

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 913, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19428, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Marianne Gaskell- out of the date sequence of the rest of the volume as found at a late stage in the publication process.

   
   
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