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Record Number: 4722


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'H. M. Swanwick, in the late 1870s, absorbed what she could from any available scientific books and medical journals, and puzzled over the Bible, Shakespeare, Chaucer, La Fontaine.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1876 and 31 Dec 1879

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

London

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:

Helena Maria Lucy Swanwick

Age:

Child (0-17)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1864

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Suffragist

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Germany

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

medical journals

Genre:

Medicine

Form of Text:

Print: Serial / periodical

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

4722

Source:

Print

Author:

Kate Flint

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Woman Reader 1837-1914

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

214

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 214, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4722, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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