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Record Number: 8590


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'He [Dr Johnson] says Dr. Barnard, the Provost of Eaton, has been singing the praises of my Book . . .'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1778 and 13 Apr 1780

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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:

Edward Barnard

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1717

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Provost of Eton and Canon of Windsor

Religion:

Christian

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:

Frances Burney

Title:

Evelina

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

London, 1778

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

8590

Source:

Print

Author:

Fanny Burney

Editor:

Betty Rizzo

Title:

The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney

Place of Publication:

Oxford: Clarendon Press

Date of Publication:

2003

Vol:

IV

Page:

54

Additional Comments:

Letter from Fanny Burney to Susanna Elizabeth Burney dated 9-20 April [1780], from Bath.

Citation:

Fanny Burney, Betty Rizzo (ed.), The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003), IV, p. 54, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8590, accessed: 29 March 2023


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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