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Record Number: 28275


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 31 May 1768:] 'This day I finish Pharamond: is Mrs Sutton still in town, that I may return it to her? if not, when you write, pray return my thanks for the amusement it has afforded me. This day I also begin Mrs Montagu's [copy of] "Chevaliers de Malthe." I rejoice to hear so good an account of her.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

31 May 1768

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:

Reader:

Catherine Talbot

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1721

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Rene Aubert de Vertot

Title:

Histoire des Chevaliers hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

28275

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:

3

Page:

162

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), 3, p. 162, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28275, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

Author of text identified by source ed.; see p.166n.

   
   
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