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Record 1218

Reading Experience:

'I cannot express how much pleasure my Brother has already received from Dr. Whitaker's Books, though they have been only two days in his possession - Almost the whole time he has been greedily devouring the History of Craven ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 16 Oct 1807 and 18 Oct 1807
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:William Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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 Dunham Whitaker
Title: History and Antiquities of the Deanery of Craven, The
Genre: History, Geography / Travel, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1805
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1218  
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: 167
  Additional comments: From Dorothy Wordsworth to Jane Marshall, 18 October 1807.

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. 167,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:

The other Whitaker book mentioned is The History of the Original Parish of Whalley, and Honour of Clitheroe (1801); see p.167 n.1.



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