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Record 14088

Reading Experience:

'I went therefore to Mr Boreman's for pastime, and stayed an hour or two, talking with him and reading a discourse about the River of Thames the reason of its being choked up in several places'
Century: 1600-1699
Date: 5 Jan 1666
Country: England
Time: afternoon
Place: city: London
location in dwelling: at the home of George Boreman, ballast merchant
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:Samuel Pepys
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23 Feb 1633
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Admiralty, Clerk of the Acts
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
perhaps George Boreman, if the text were read aloud
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [Discourse on the River Thames]
Genre: Agriculture / horticulture / husbandry
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 14088  
Source - Print  
  Author: Samuel Pepys
  Editor: Robert Latham
  Title: The diary of Samuel Pepys
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: 7
  Page: 4
  Additional comments: Co-editor William Matthews

Citation: Samuel Pepys, Robert Latham (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys (London, 1972), 7, p. 4,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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