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Record Number: 22874


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[List of books read to Sir Thomas Browne by Elizabeth Lyttelton]. Headed in commonplace book: 'The books which my daughter Elizabeth hath read unto me at nights till she read ym all out'. The books are: 'all Plutarch's Lives, folio; all the Turkish historie, folio ; all the three added of ye Turkish emperours by Rycaut, fol.; all Rycaut's books of ye Turks, fol; all Baker's Cronicle of England, fol; all ye history of China by Semedo, fol; all the history of Josephus, fol; all fox his book of Martyrs, fol; all the Travills of Olearius & Mandelilo, fol; all the Travells of Taverniere, fol; all the Travells of Petrus della valle, fol; all the Travells of Vincent Le Blanck, fol; all the Travells of Pinto, fol; all the Travells of Gage, fol; the Travells of Terre, octavo; all the Historie of the life of Monsieur d' Espernoon, fol; all the historie of naples, fol; all the historie of Venice, fol; all the historie of Queen Elizabeth by Camden, fol; all the history of Herodian, fol; all the history of Procopius, fol; all Sands his Travells, fol; all Olaus Magnus of the Northern Countrys, fol; all Camerarius his observations, fol; all Suetonius of the Twelve Caesars, fol; all appians warrs, fol; all Speed's Cronicle to the life of King James, fol; So some parts of Purchas his Relations; some hundreds of Sermons. Many other Books, Treatises, discourses of severall Kinds, which may amount unto halfe the quantety of halfe the books in folio, which are before set down.'

Century:

1600-1699, 1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1670 and 31 Dec 1713

Country:

England

Time

evening
night: "at nights"

Place:

n/a

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 Lyttelton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1648

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

unknown

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Sir Thomas Browne (reader's father)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mandelilo

Title:

Travels (unidentified)

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Folio

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

22874

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

Elizabeth Lyttelton

Title:

Elizabeth Lyttelton's Commonplace Book

Location:

Cambridge University Library

Call No:

MS Add. 8460

Page/Folio:

22v-23r

Citation:

Elizabeth Lyttelton, Elizabeth Lyttelton's Commonplace Book Cambridge University Library, p. MS Add. 8460, p. 22v-23r, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=22874, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

By kind permission of Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online (http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/). See http://scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk/manuscripts/images/index.php?ms=Add.8640&page=46 for digital images.

   
   
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