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Record 10201

Reading Experience:

'Roved around Northampton and stepped into most of the booksellers' shops to examine new works, etc, and made extracts as they suited, and took down titles of several to recommend them to other booksellers etc.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Nov 1835 and 31 Nov 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Northampton
other location: bookshops
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 authors]
Title: [various titles]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
At book shops in Northampton


Source Information:

Record ID: 10201  
  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: 131

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Mss 153/11, p. 131,, accessed: 24 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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