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Record 1206

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth describes to Lady Beaumont how she received a letter from her: 'A few minutes before your letter arrived, William [Wordsworth] had set forward with his Daughter on his back, and our little Nursemaid and I were on foot following after, all on our road over the high mountain pass betwixt Grasmere and Patterdale, by which road we were going to Park House to remove the Child from the danger of catching the hooping-cough which is prevalent at Grasmere. The letter was sent after us and we halted by the way-side to read it ...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1806 and 31 Jul 1806
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On road (mountain pass) between Grasmere and Patterdale, Cumbria.
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:

Reading Group:William and Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writers
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: Lady Beaumont
Title: [letter]
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 1206  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: 1
  Page: 55-56
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth. The Middle Years, Part I: 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 55-56,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:

From Dorothy Wordsworth to Lady Beaumont, 23 July 1806.



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