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Record Number: 4944


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

[Has spent week repairing her brother's clothes] The week after that was as much occupied in copying some songs and the music belonging to them, which my brother had lent me. And as he could only spare them to the end of that week, I was engaged morning, noon, and night till I was really quite ill with sitting so much and so closely.

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

21 Jan 1808

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

location in dwelling: home

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:

Ellen Weeton

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1776

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

[songs and music]

Genre:

Poetry, Arts / architecture

Form of Text:

Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID:

4944

Source:

Print

Author:

Ellen Weeton

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Miss Weeton's Journal of a Governess

Place of Publication:

Whitstable

Date of Publication:

1969

Vol:

1

Page:

65

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Ellen Weeton, Miss Weeton's Journal of a Governess (Whitstable, 1969), 1, p. 65, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=4944, accessed: 13 June 2024


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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