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Record 10801

Reading Experience:

'I went to see my Grandmother, she lent me 2 romances "Richard Couer de Lion" by Mr White author of "Earl Strongbow" & "John Of Gaunt". It begins with his escape out of prison & is very romantic. The other is called "Leon a Spartan Story" but I have not began to read it yet. They belong to Miss Sarah Shore who collects almost all the books of the king.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 4 May 1797
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Sheffield
location in dwelling: 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:Joseph Hunter
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 6 Feb 1783
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Son of a Sheffield Manufacturer.
Religion: Presbyterian
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: James White
Title: The Adventures of King Richard Couer de Lion
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10801  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 879
  Page/folio: 10

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 10,, accessed: 24 April 2024

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