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Record 12170

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Her own private readings here were chiefly on Divinity, a volume in 8 vo. consisting of "Lectures on the Bible and liturgy" being her principal vade mecum [sic] - this looked well, as though she bore in mind - the end - "that bourne whence no traveller returns!"'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 19 Aug 1826 and 31 Aug 1826
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Scarborough
other location: John Cole's house
   
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:Elizabeth Kemble
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Retired actress
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Lectures on the Bible and liturgy
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 12170  
  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 153/4
  Page/folio: 567

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/4, p. 567, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=12170, accessed: 27 February 2024

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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