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Record 11266

Reading Experience:

Letter xiv- "On Buffon's natural history" is a critique of the work
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 1 Jan 1792
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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 Aikin
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1747
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Physician and author
Religion: Protestant dissenter- unitarian
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: Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon
Title: Histoire Naturelle
Genre: Science, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11266  
Source - Print  
  Author: John Aikin
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Letters from a Father to his Son
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1796 (3rd edn)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 127-137
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: John Aikin, Letters from a Father to his Son (London, 1796 (3rd edn)), p. 127-137,, accessed: 21 July 2024

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