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Record Number: 9331


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry to Anne Damer, from Tunbridge, 1811: 'I read a great deal every morning, and indeed often of an evening [...] I am more delighted with Mrs. Hutchinson [i.e. Lucy Hutchinson's "Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson"] than with any book I have read for an age. She was a really superior woman, both as to head and heart. Her description and account of her husband's attachment to her is the truest, the most elevated and admirable picture of love and true affection from and to a superior mind that can be imagined.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1811 and 31 Dec 1811

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Tunbridge

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:

Lucy Hutchinson

Title:

Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson

Genre:

Biography

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

First published 1806

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9331

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:

485

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. 485, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9331, accessed: 05 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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