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Record Number: 9324


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry to Horace Walpole, 28 September 1794, regarding remark in the newspapers that the move of the Prince of Wales to Hampton Court would ensure continued social diversion in the area even after death of the elderly Walpole: 'I did not suppose that the Prince of Wales was likely to become your [italics]successor[end italics] in anything, till the newpapers told us so. The enclosed paragraph, which we cut out of the "Times" the other day, amused us all not a little.'

Century:

1700-1799

Date:

Between 26 Sep 1794 and 28 Sep 1794

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

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

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:

Title:

The Times

Genre:

Reference / General works, Court and Social

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

September 1794

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9324

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:

440

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. 440, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9324, accessed: 02 December 2022


Additional Comments:

In letter of 27 September 1794 to Mary Berry, Walpole comments upon the same report, but cites the newspaper The True Briton as his source; see p.439 in source.

   
   
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