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Record Number: 20980


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'between reading, chatting and backgammon, we conclude the evening, and usually retire, making the remark, that if we are not regaled by any high-seasoned amusements, we are disturbed by no uneasy cares'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Mar 1786

Country:

Scotland

Time

evening

Place:

county: Stirlingshire

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:

Reading Group:

Elizabeth Hamilton and her uncle, Mr Marshall

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

Episcopalian

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20980

Source:

Print

Author:

Elizabeth Hamilton

Editor:

Elizabeth Benger

Title:

Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, with a selection from her correspondence, and other unpublished writings

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1818

Vol:

I

Page:

98-9

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Elizabeth Hamilton, Elizabeth Benger (ed.), Memoirs of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, with a selection from her correspondence, and other unpublished writings (London, 1818), I, p. 98-9, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20980, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

letter to Charles Hamilton

   
   
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