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: 23177


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The two Stories of Marlboro's Avarice are very capital: Sr Godfrey's Dream is [a] good Thing too - they are all too long to transcribe'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Until: 31 Mar 1780

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Streatham Park

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:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

27 Jan 1741

Socio-Economic Group:

Gentry

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Wales

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Joseph Spence

Title:

[Anecdotes]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

later published (1820)

Provenance

read in situ
shown by Dr Pepys


Source Information:

Record ID:

23177

Source:

Print

Author:

Hester Lynch Thrale

Editor:

Katharine C. Balderston

Title:

Thraliana

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1951

Vol:

I

Page:

430

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Hester Lynch Thrale, Katharine C. Balderston (ed.), Thraliana (Oxford, 1951), I, p. 430, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23177, accessed: 28 November 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
Green Turtle Web Design