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Record Number: 312


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He used to read Courier aloud to his sister at Calcutta of a June afternoon, - in the darkened upstairs chamber, with the punkah swinging overhead, with as much enjoyment as ever Charles James Fox read the romances of Voltaire to his wife in the garden at St. Anne's Hill, though with a less irreproachable accent.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1834 and 1838

Country:

India

Time

daytime: afternoon

Place:

city: Calcutta
location in dwelling: the upstairs chamber

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:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

25 Oct 1800

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

historian and critic

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

India

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

Macaulay's sister


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Paul Louis Courier

Title:

Le Simple Discours

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

312

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Babington Macaulay

Editor:

George Otto Trevelyan

Title:

The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

2

Page:

405

Additional Comments:

Appendix on Macaulay's marginal notes.

Citation:

Thomas Babington Macaulay, George Otto Trevelyan (ed.), The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay (Oxford, 1978), 2, p. 405, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=312, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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