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Record Number: 27829


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[between journal entries for 6 November 1889 and 2 Jun 1890] 'From one till two every day, a Mr. Upton came to read to [Lady Charlotte Schreiber], first the Times and then whatever book was interesting to her at the moment. There was reason to believe that on his way to [No. 17] Cavendish Square Mr. Upton moistened his throat for reading aloud by a visit to a publican in the neighbourhood. A story is told that one day when sitting down to read he lost his balance and fell on the floor. Lady Charlotte rang the bell [...] for her maid, and when she arrived said: "Remove Mr. Upton, Moody, I don't think he is well." In the evening Moody herself was the reader, generally of some memoirs. Her sister, whom Lady Charlotte had helped to become an actress, had just returned from America [...] Moody therefore was now occasionally replaced as a reader by her sister, who read the Shakespeare plays in which she had been acting with Mary Anderson.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 6 Nov 1889 and 2 Jun 1890

Country:

England

Time

daytime: 1-2 pm

Place:

city: London
specific address: 17 Cavendish Square

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 Upton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

Lady Charlotte Schreiber (b.1812)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

27829

Source:

Print

Author:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber

Editor:

Earl of Bessborough

Title:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journals 1853-1891

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1952

Vol:

n/a

Page:

204

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journals 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 204, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=27829, accessed: 02 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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