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Record Number: 9137


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 14 August 1808, during stay at Bothwell Castle, seat of Lord Douglas: 'Sat till dinner-time in Lady Douglas's dressing-room, reading old letters to her grandmother, the Duchess of Argyll, from [italics]her[end italics] mother, Mrs Warburton, and to Lady Greenwich from the Duchess of Queensberry and several other persons. Remarkable form and expressions of respect in the letters of Mrs Warburton to her duchess daughter.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

14 Aug 1808

Country:

Scotland

Time

n/a

Place:

specific address: Bothwell Castle
location in dwelling: Lady Douglas's dressing-room

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:

Mary Berry

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/Literary editor

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

Scotland

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Duchess of Queensbury

Title:

Letters to Lady Greenwich

Genre:

Letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

9137

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lady Theresa Lewis

Title:

Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1865

Vol:

2

Page:

365-66

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 365-66, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9137, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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