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Record Number: 9244


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry to Horace Walpole [1789]: 'A thousand thanks for the "Botanic Garden." the first thirty lines, which I have just read, are delicious, and make me quite anxious to go on'.

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 28 Apr 1789 and 31 Dec 1789

Country:

England

Time

n/a

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Erasmus Darwin

Title:

The Botanic Garden (first thirty lines)

Genre:

Poetry, Natural history, Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9244

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:

1

Page:

162

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), 1, p. 162, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9244, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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