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Record Number: 26435


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her brother the Duke of Devonshire, 15 November 1811: 'Do you wish to see us tonight, G[eorgiana]. with a veil and shawl, near the fire, Mrs. Canning by her [...] Lady Harrowby in an arm-chair [...] Mr. Canning, Charles Ellis and my husband extended at their full length reading, and Lord Harrowby and Lord Morpeth [...] examining folios. Mr. Elliot and I are writing letters, his probably as wise as mine are foolish.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

15 Nov 1811

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

county: Staffordshire

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:

Mr Canning

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Politician

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:

Title:

n/a

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

26435

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Countess Granville

Editor:

F. Leveson Gower

Title:

Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1894

Vol:

1

Page:

29-30

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 29-30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=26435, accessed: 24 April 2024


Additional Comments:

Other guests named as present in letter were Puysegur and Mr Luttrel.

   
   
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