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Record 12171

Reading Experience:

'Their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Albans arrived at Scarborough this day, and in the afternoon paid me a visit, accompanied by Lord Amelius, and the Ladies Beauclerk. The Duchess entered her name in my library subscription book. A newspaper of the day was placed in her Grace's hands, who seated herself and read aloud a paragraph - the great gaiety and spirit in a silver toned voice, to her Grace's party.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Aug 1830
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: Scarborough
other location: John Cole's library
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: Duchess of St Albans
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Aristocrat
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Duke of St Albans, Lord Amelius, Ladies Beauclerk
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: newspaper article
Genre: newspaper
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: Borrowed (circulating library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 12171  
  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 153/16
  Page/folio: 49-50

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/16, p. 49-50,, accessed: 20 January 2022

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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