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Record Number: 8954


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'... I took up a London paper, and the first object in it which struck my eye, was the death of Charles Lamb. I felt it as a friend of the deceased for, although I had never seen Mr Lamb, yet from our correspondence , I know the kindness of his heart the same as if I had been personally acquainted with him; and this paragraph drew forth peculiar reminiscences; and upon it I ruminated during the remainder of this day, and of many succeeding ones.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

3 Jan 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Higham Ferrers
other location: Principal Inn

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 Cole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Oct 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Publisher / bookseller

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:

anon

Title:

newspaper

Genre:

Obituary

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ
Inn


Source Information:

Record ID:

8954

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Add Mss 153/9

Page/Folio:

129-30

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/9, p. 129-30, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=8954, accessed: 27 November 2022


Additional Comments:

"John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."

   
   
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