Switch to English Switch to French

The Open University  |   Study at the OU  |   About the OU  |   Research at the OU  |   Search the OU

Listen to this page  |   Accessibility

the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

Reading Experience Database UK Historical image of readers
  RED International Logo

RED Australia logo


RED Canada logo
RED Netherlands logo
RED New Zealand logo

Record Number: 22321


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'at night snug time reading after the rest of the family were in bed'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

9 Nov 1798

Country:

England

Time

evening
night

Place:

city: Norwich (2 miles)
county: Norfolk
specific address: Earlham Hall
location in dwelling

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 Gurney

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

21 May 1780

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

daughter of banker and merchant

Religion:

Quaker

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

later Elizabeth Fry



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

22321

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Fry

Title:

Journal

Location:

British Library

Call No:

Add Mss 47456

Page/Folio:

ff. 42

Citation:

Elizabeth Fry, Journal British Library, p. Add Mss 47456, p. ff. 42, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22321, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design