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Record 10195

Reading Experience:

'I was invited on one occasion to Mr Champley's, in Newborough, where I saw a specimen of Etty's peculiar painting in the portrait of Mr Champley himself; and looked over the Royal Academy Catalogue and there found several of his productions enumerated; one I copied; this is it 235 Bridge of Sighs' [catalogue entry follows, approx 120 words].
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Aug 1835 and 31 Aug 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Newborough
other location: Mr Champley's Home
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Publisher / bookseller
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: Royal Academy Catalogue
Genre: Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book, Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
At friend's house


Source Information:

Record ID: 10195  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Mss 153/11
  Page/folio: 59

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 59,, accessed: 27 February 2024

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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