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Record Number: 7926


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'As to Mrs M & I, we have been, ever since we lived at Nethersole, great readers, taking each always a book at breakfast & at tea when without company in the house & also for some time after dinner & supper, by w'ch means we each read about 2 hours or make everyday our young men likewise taking their books at the same time, ... except after supper on days when we had been visiting, or at the Concert, the talking over which afterwards generally furnish'd amusement for the remainder of the evening.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

morning: at breakfast
afternoon: at tea time
evening: after dinner and supper

Place:

location in dwelling: at 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:

John Marsh

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 May 1752

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Musian / composer / gentleman

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:

[unknown]

Title:

[various]

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

7926

Source:

Print

Author:

John Marsh

Editor:

Brian Robins

Title:

The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828)

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

536

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The John Marsh Journals. The life and times of a gentleman composer (1752-1828) (New York, 1998), p. 536, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=7926, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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