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Record 16228

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to Hugh Stuart Boyd, 'Tuesday Evening,' October 1829: 'With regard to your treatise on Geology, I will say nothing about the science of it, for fear you should laugh at me, in which case I should not have even the satisfaction of complaining of your injustice. I assure you I have read it quite thro', & more than once [goes on to cite specific passages].'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Oct 1829 and 31 Oct 1829
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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Evangelical
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: Hugh Stuart Boyd
Title: 'treatise on Geology'
Genre: Other religious, Natural history, Geology
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: 1819
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 16228  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 2
  Page: 216
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1984), 2, p. 216,, accessed: 03 December 2023

Additional comments:

Source eds note that text written 1817, but not published until 1819 (in four numbers of the Imperial magazine), its aim being 'to harmonize the phaenomena of nature" with "the Sacred Records" (see p.217 n.9).



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