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Record Number: 9444


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry, Journal, October 23 1821: 'Went on a visit to Sir John and Lady Oswald. Sir John had given me a collection of his grandfather's letters to Ministers and several distinguished persons of his day, since the years 1742 and 1767 [...] The reading of these letters, which make two large MS. books, occupied me very agreeably all the morning.'

Century:

1700-1799, 1800-1849

Date:

23 Oct 1821

Country:

Scotland

Time

morning

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:

Scotland

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Oswald

Title:

Letters to ministers and 'distinguished persons', 1742-67

Genre:

Politics, Letters

Form of Text:

Manuscript: Letter

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

9444

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:

3

Page:

310

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), 3, p. 310, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9444, accessed: 22 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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