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Record 10846

Reading Experience:

'Took the 1st vol of Staunton to the library [borrowed on 7 Sept], & brought Townson's "Travels" ... The 1st part of Staunton brings the embassador into the Yellow Sea, so it is the second, which we must expect the most entertainment as it gives a very particular account of the Chinese custom &c.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 7 Sep 1798 and 15 Sep 1798
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: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Apprentice working at a Sheffield warehouse. 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: Sir George Leonard Staunton
Title: An Authentic Account from the King of Great Britain
Genre: Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 10846  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Joseph Hunter
  Title: Journal
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 24, 879
  Page/folio: 30

Citation: Joseph Hunter, Journal British Library, p. Add 24, 879, p. 30,, accessed: 20 February 2024

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