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Record Number: 23959


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Got home to tea & after tea listened to Polly who read a manuscript Miss McDermott wanted to get an opinion about. It was a very [?] thrilling story for young ladies, but no originality, nor yet much grit about it.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

9 Apr 1874

Country:

Australia

Time

evening

Place:

city: Melbourne
location in dwelling: at home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Polly Castieau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

wife of Prison Governor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Australia

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

husband, John Buckley Castieau


Additional Comments:

wife of J.B. Castieau



Text Being Read:

Author:

Miss McDermott

Title:

[story]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

23959

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Buckley Castieau

Title:

Diaries

Location:

National Library of Australia

Call No:

NLA MS 2218

Page/Folio:

n/a

Citation:

John Buckley Castieau, Diaries National Library of Australia, p. NLA MS 2218, p. n/a, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=23959, accessed: 20 April 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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