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Record Number: 6501


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'In the even read the extraordinary "Gazette" for Wednesday, which gives an account of our army in America, under the command of General Wolfe, beating the French army under General Montcalm (near the city of Quebec) wherein both generals were killed, as also two more of the French generals, and the English general Monckton, who took command after General Wolfe was killed, was shot through the body, but is like to do very well; as also the surrender of the city of Quebec, with the articles of capitulation. Oh, what a pleasure it is to every true Briton to see with what success it pleases Almighty God...

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

20 Oct 1759

Country:

England

Time

evening: 'even'

Place:

city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex

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 Turner

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Jun 1729

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

shopkeeper

Religion:

Church of England

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:

The London Gazette

Genre:

Politics

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

20 October 1759

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

6501

Source:

Print

Author:

Thomas Turner

Editor:

David Vaisey

Title:

The Dairy of Thomas Turner

Place of Publication:

Oxford

Date of Publication:

1984

Vol:

n/a

Page:

191

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Dairy of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 191, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=6501, accessed: 17 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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