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Record Number: 9633


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau on a stay with her brother and his wife at Torquay in spring 1823: 'It was my office to read aloud for many hours of each day [...] Before breakfast, and while he [the brother] enjoyed his classical reading on the sofa, I rambled about the neighbourhood of Torquay, -- sometimes sketching, sometimes reading'.

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1 Jan 1823 and 30 May 1823

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Torquay
county: Devonshire

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:

Harriet Martineau

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

12 Jun 1802

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Unitarian

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

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

Reader's brother and sister-in-law


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

unknown

Genre:

Unknown

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

9633

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

125

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 125, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9633, accessed: 03 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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