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Record 1477

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 12 May 1811: 'We have had no leisure for reading. I have not opened a Book except on a Sunday, and when the rest of the family were in bed ... the only book which I have read through has been Beaver's account of the disastrous Expedition to Bulama. I suppose you have read his book as it concerns Africa and the Slave Trade.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1811 and 31 Dec 1811
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
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: Philip Beaver
Title: African Memoranda: relative to an attempt to establish a British Settlement on the Western Coast of Africa in the Year 1792
Genre: Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1805
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1477  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: 1
  Page: 486
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Middle Years 1806-1811 (Oxford, 1969), 1, p. 486,, accessed: 27 January 2023

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