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Record Number: 8035


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... my usual headache on the first day of travelling having come on before I got to Town, I felt by that time very little inclination to unpack or dress myself, but seeing a very tempting bill of fare in the papers at the Sussex Hotel, I was induced to set about it, the bustle of which, with a dish of coffee, nearly carried off my complaint.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

7 May 1802

Country:

England

Time

evening

Place:

city: London
other location: Inn - Sussex Hotel

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:

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:

[n/a]

Title:

[local newspaper]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Newspaper

Publication Details

Probably newspaper of 7 May 1802.

Provenance

borrowed (other)
Newspaper read at the inn


Source Information:

Record ID:

8035

Source:

Print

Author:

John Marsh

Editor:

Brian Robins

Title:

The Journals of John Marsh

Place of Publication:

New York

Date of Publication:

1998

Vol:

n/a

Page:

751

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

John Marsh, Brian Robins (ed.), The Journals of John Marsh (New York, 1998), p. 751, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8035, accessed: 01 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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