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Record 15952

Reading Experience:

'Wednesday Jan 5th ... Then we went a-shopping. I called at Lehnhold's [music publisher's where Clairmont received all mail] and found a letter from Mary. Got into the carriage and read it [...] We went to Levy's Magazine. I read my letter whilst the Princess [Galitzin] walked round the shop. In came a tall man [...] He stared at the Princess and then at my letter -- its black seal seemed to startle him.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 5 Jan 1827
Country: Russia
Time: daytime
Place: city: Moscow
specific address: Levy's Magazine (shop)
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: Governess
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Russia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Mary Shelley
Title: Letter to Claire Clairmont
Genre: Unknown, Letters
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 15952  
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: 406
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Claire Clairmont, Marion Kingston Stocking (ed.), The Journals of Claire Clairmont (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968), p. 406,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:



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