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Record 11621

Reading Experience:

'This morning I lay long abed; then to my office, where I read all the morning my Spanish book of Rome.'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 11 Feb 1660
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: London
specific address: Whitehall?
other location: at work, in the office
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:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Naval officer
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: Las cosas maravillosas della sancta ciudad de Roma
Genre: Other religious, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Spanish version of guidebook for pilgrims, 'Mirabilia urbis Romae'
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 11621  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 1
  Page: 49
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1970), 1, p. 49,, accessed: 27 February 2024

Additional comments:



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