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Record Number: 28138


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 24 February 1756:] 'We have looked in Johnson [i.e. his Dictionary] for [italics] Athlete [end italics], no such word there, nor any thing of the kind but Athletic, with explanations every body knows.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1756 and 24 Feb 1756

Country:

England

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:

Reading Group:

Catherine Talbot and family

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Unknown

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

n/a

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:

Samuel Johnson

Title:

Dictionary

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28138

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Montagu Pennington

Title:

A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1809

Vol:

2

Page:

215

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 2, p. 215, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28138, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

On 22 December 1755, Carter had written to Talbot: 'Be so good as to remind my lord [Talbot's stepfather Thomas Secker, then Bishop of Oxford] of looking for Athlete in Johnson' (see pp.212-213 in source).

   
   
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