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Record Number: 218


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

May 24th. My black mare fell down and threw me over her head, but God be praysed I got not the least harm. I rode a slow trot reading the Northampton news paper [...] it was upon Bury Heath.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

24 May 1721

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: upon Bury Heath
other location: while riding horse

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:

William Coe

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1662

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

landlord and farmer

Religion:

n/a

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:

Title:

The Northampton Mercury

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

218

Source:

Print

Author:

William Coe

Editor:

Matthew Storey

Title:

Two East Anglian Diaries

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

n/a

Page:

250

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Coe, Matthew Storey (ed.), Two East Anglian Diaries (1994), p. 250, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=218, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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