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Record Number: 28701


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Fri 27 November 1840]. [...] read Burnet - Clarendon- worked on Ch. & St. [...].

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

27 Nov 1840

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address

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:

William Ewart Gladstone

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

29 12 1809

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Opposition MP

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Gilbert Burnet

Title:

History of His Own Time

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First pb 1723-34.

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

28701

Source:

Print

Author:

William Gladstone

Editor:

M.R.D. Foot

Title:

The Gladstone Diaries

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1974

Vol:

3

Page:

69

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

William Gladstone, M.R.D. Foot (ed.), The Gladstone Diaries (Oxford, 1974), 3, p. 69, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=28701, accessed: 09 December 2022


Additional Comments:

Gladstone may have been reading a recent edition, such as that by Oxford University Press (1833).

   
   
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