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Record Number: 9476


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Mary Berry to Joanna Baillie, 24 October 1844: 'I have been reading "Mrs. Grant's Letters" with considerable amusement. She often writes very well, and [italics]thinks[end italics] well, within her horizon; but her horizon is a narrow one, and her mistakes of character often laughable.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1844 and 24 Oct 1844

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:

Church of England

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:

Anne Grant

Title:

Letters from the Mountains; being the real correspondence of a Lady, between the year 1773 and 1807

Genre:

Geography / Travel

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9476

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:

491

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. 491, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9476, accessed: 06 December 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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