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Record Number: 9650


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

Harriet Martineau, on research toward volumes in her 'Series of Tales': 'For "Ireland" and "Homes Abroad,": 'I obtained facts from Blue-books on Ireland and Colonization which were amongthe many by this time sent to me by people who had "hobbies."'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

unknown

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:

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

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

unknown

Title:

[Blue-book on "Colonization"]

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Politics, Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9650

Source:

Print

Author:

Harriet Martineau

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Harriet Martineau's Autobiography

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1877

Vol:

1

Page:

218

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Harriet Martineau, Harriet Martineau's Autobiography (London, 1877), 1, p. 218, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9650, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

This anecdote included within section of autobiography headed '1832'.

   
   
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