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Record Number: 9676


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'On looking in at the shop window, which was well stocked and elegant, we perceived a notice announcing that a Riblic dinner was to take place at the Swan Hotel, July 1st, to commemmorate the cessation of the toll on the Bedford Bridge.'

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

30 Jun 1835

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Bedford
other location: Street where shop is located

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

William Cole (his son)


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a]

Title:

[notice]

Genre:

Ephemera

Form of Text:

Print: Advertisement, Poster, Notice on shop window

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

9676

Source:

Manuscript

Author:

John Cole

Title:

An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough

Location:

York Minster Archive

Call No:

Add Mss 153 / 10

Page/Folio:

100

Citation:

John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153 / 10, p. 100, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=9676, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

"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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