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Record 11694

Reading Experience:

'Extracted from Bridges. Looked over the Acct. of Croyland Abbey, which supplied me with a hint for the Acct. of Wellingbro' Church, which I added [...] I looked over Parry's Woburn.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Nov 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Wellingborough
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: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
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: Ian Bridges
Title: History of Northamptonshire
Genre: History, Geography / Travel, Antiquities
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (public library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 11694  
  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: Add Mss / 153 / 11
  Page/folio: p. 140-2

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss / 153 / 11, p. p. 140-2,, accessed: 08 December 2023

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. John Cole had a bad leg, so he was home for a while (reading quite a few volumes).



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