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Record 11703

Reading Experience:

'Looked over Piercy's Retford and Benick's Birds - the birds are admirable; beyond all praise; they appear to be all life, or almost alive; they are admirably true to nature. Examined the plan of Hornsey's Eng Gram.r.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 1 Dec 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: Thomas Benick
Title: History of British Birds
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 11703  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)
  Location: York Minister Archive
  Call no: Ass Mss 153/11
  Page/folio: p. 148

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minister Archive, p. Ass Mss 153/11, p. p. 148,, accessed: 04 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.



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