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Record Number: 25935


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Mrs Graham, the maker of this hat, is a poor but industrious woman, about five-and-thirty years of age, resident with her husband and daughter, in a cottage belonging to a little farm called Myer, in the parish of Hoddam, Dumfriesshire...About four years ago she procured a loan of Cobbet[t]'s Cottage Economy from a Farmer of that district, and finding there some instructions about the plaiting of Leghorn Bonnets, she forthwith set about turning it to advantage. By means of Cobbet[t]'s figures & descriptions she succeeded in discovering the proper sort or rather sorts of Grass in the fields...'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

18 Nov 1827

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

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:

Mrs Graham

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Hatmaker

Religion:

Unknown

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Cobbett

Title:

Cottage Economy: A New Edition

Genre:

Crafts

Form of Text:

Print: BookManuscript: Letter

Publication Details

Published London, 1823

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

25935

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Carlyle

Editor:

C R Sanders

Title:

The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle

Place of Publication:

Durham, North Carolina

Date of Publication:

1970

Vol:

4

Page:

286

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Carlyle, C R Sanders (ed.), The Collected Letters of Thomas and Jane Welsh Carlyle (Durham, North Carolina, 1970), 4, p. 286, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=25935, accessed: 16 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Taken from letter from TC to Norman Macleod, dated November 1827 (by editor). Pages 286-287 in this edition.

   
   
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