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Record 1482

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 27 December 1811: 'To diminish the evil [of smoking chimneys] we have a constant fire in Sara's room where we are now sitting at 7 o' clock in the evening. John is reading his lesson to Sara.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 27 Dec 1811
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: location in dwelling
   
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:John Wordsworth
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1803
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Sara Hutchinson (reader's aunt) Dorothy Wordsworth (reader's aunt)
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown, lesson
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 1482  
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: 524
  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. 524, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=1482, accessed: 07 October 2022

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