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Record Number: 24234


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

From John Wilson Croker's Journal of 1818: 'December 7th. [...] The Duchess[of York]'s life is an odd one; she seldom has a female companion, she is read to all night and falls asleep towards morning, and rises about 3'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Dec 1818 and 7 Dec 1818

Country:

England

Time

n/anight

Place:

city: Brighton

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:

Listener:

Duchess of York

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Royalty / aristocracy

Occupation:

Duchess of York

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

24234

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Louis L. Jennings

Title:

The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S.

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1884

Vol:

1

Page:

122

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Louis L. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers: The Correspondence and Diaries of The Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.,D., F.R.S. (London, 1884), 1, p. 122, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=24234, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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