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Record Number: 4849


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"In order to read Lyell's controversial Vestiges of Creation when it first came to the house [of the Nonconformist minister in whose family she worked as companion and help], [Mary Smith] had to sit up through the night whilst the family were asleep."

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

unknown

Country:

n/a

Time

n/anight

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:

Mary Smith

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Servant

Occupation:

Home help/companion

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Lyell

Title:

Vestiges of Creation

Genre:

Other religious, Natural history

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID:

4849

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:

233

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Kate Flint, The Woman Reader: 1837-1914 (Oxford, 1993), p. 233, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4849, accessed: 18 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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