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Record Number: 9144


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 22 September 1808, during stay at Bothwell Castle, seat of Lord Douglas: 'I read to Lady Douglas my sketch of a preface for the Letters [of Madame du Deffand], with which she seemed well pleased. Finished reading "The Tale of the Times," a novel, which, like most other novels, begins better than it finishes.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

22 Sep 1808

Country:

Scotland

Time

daytime

Place:

specific address: Bothwell Castle

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:

16 Mar 1763

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer/editor

Religion:

Anglican

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

The Tale of the Times

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9144

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:

371

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. 371, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9144, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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