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Record 15463

Reading Experience:

'Friday April 14th. [...] Begin Locke's on the Understanding.' ['Read Locke' subsequently recorded in entries for 15, 17, 18, 22, 29 April].
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 14 Apr 1820 and 29 Apr 1820
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Pisa
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:Claire Clairmont
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Apr 1798
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: trainee writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: John Locke
Title: An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Genre: Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 15463  
Source - Print  
  Author: Claire Clairmont
  Editor: Marion Kingston Stocking
  Title: The Journals of Claire Clairmont
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1968
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 141-144
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 141-144,, accessed: 28 January 2023

Additional comments:

At p.141 n.35 source editor notes that Clairmont had begun reading this text before, on 13 February 1820.



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