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Record Number: 450


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary read to me a little before dinner, (which she does tolerable); 'Cyrus' a Romance. I wound silk.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

21 Dec 1727

Country:

England

Time

daytime: after 11am before dinner

Place:

city: Wandsworth, nr London
location in dwelling: home

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

passive in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Mary Stancliff

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

servant to Gertrude Savile

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

employer Gertrude Savile


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Andrew Michael Ramsay

Title:

Travels of Cyrus

Genre:

Other religious, Fiction, Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

450

Source:

Print

Author:

Gertrude Savile

Editor:

Alan Savile

Title:

Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757

Place of Publication:

Notthingham

Date of Publication:

1997

Vol:

n/a

Page:

85

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Gertrude Savile, Alan Savile (ed.), Secret Comment: The Diaries of Gertrude Savile, 1721-1757 (Notthingham, 1997), p. 85, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=450, accessed: 03 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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