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Record Number: 9507


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Observing a new entrance gate, inscribed Jesus' Hospital [underlined], we were invited to enter the gate, and discovered that new wings had been recently added.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

12 May 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

other location: Jesus Hospital, Rothwell

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:

John Cole

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

3 Oct 1792

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Publisher / bookseller

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:

unknown

Title:

[Inscription over entrance gate]

Genre:

Inscribed gate

Form of Text:

Print: Incription on gate

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

9507

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough

Location:

Work Minster Archive

Call No:

Add Mss 153/10

Page/Folio:

61

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough Work Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/10, p. 61, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9507, accessed: 29 June 2022


Additional Comments:

In company (William Cole, son), on the way back from Leicester. "John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."

   
   
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