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Record Number: 2249


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

During this Spring read Shakspeare [sic] regularly through, and studied the characters of Hamlet, Douglas, Osman in 'Zara', Sir Charles Racket &c and purchased & read a great number of pieces of dramatic biography, and theatrical criticisms.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 01 Jan 1815 and 30 Jul 1815

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:

John Cole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

03 Oct 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Publisher/Bookseller

Religion:

Church of England

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:

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Title:

The Duenna

Genre:

Drama

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

published 1735

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

2249

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Add Mss 153/1

Page/Folio:

pp. 98-99

Citation:

John Cole, An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/1, p. pp. 98-99, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=2249, accessed: 25 July 2024


Additional Comments:

John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John cole of Scarborough (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries) - original diaries do not appear to be still in existence.

   
   
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