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Record Number: 19906


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I ventured to communicate to him [Dr Turnbull] Mr [italics] Walsh[end italics]'s Letter; the Doctor lifted up his Hands and Eyes to Heaven, and seem'd as much shocked by the Perfidiousness of the Wretch, as I had been; for whoever wrote the Letter, it was certainly done by Mr [italics] Pilkington[end italics]'s direction.' [a letter signed J. Walsh making false accusations about LP, such as that she had murdered her father]

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Dec 1748

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: London

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:

George Turnbull

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

11 Jul 1698

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

J. Walsh

Title:

[letter professing to be from Matthew Pilkington's lawyer]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
shown by L. Pilkington


Source Information:

Record ID:

19906

Source:

Print

Author:

Laetitia Pilkington

Editor:

A.C. Elias

Title:

Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington

Place of Publication:

Athens GA

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

I

Page:

161

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 161, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=19906, accessed: 18 August 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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