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Record Number: 9148


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, 12 May 1809: 'This morning I had the Bishop of Rodez with me for nearly two hours. I read to him my preface and my "Notice on the Life [of Madame du Deffand], &c., &c.," with which he was well pleased, saying it was impossible to give a more faithful picture of the person whom he had known during the latter years of his life in great intimacy.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 May 1809

Country:

England

Time

morning

Place:

city: London

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:

England

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

Colbert, Bishop of Rodez


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Mary Berry

Title:

Preface to edition of Letters of Madame du Deffand

Genre:

Essays / Criticism

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9148

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:

379

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. 379, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9148, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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