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Record 1645

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth describing progress of electioneering in Kendal to Sara Hutchinson, 24 March 1818: 'This morning ... [William Crackenthorp] called ... just before he was setting off with [Henry] B[rougham] on his canvass [he] ran down to us in out-of-breath haste to read us a letter just received from Mr Clarkson to Mr Wakefield [refusing support to Lowthers in election] ... it was a beautiful, a delightful letter ... after he had read the letter he hurried off ... '
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 24 Mar 1818
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Kendal
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:William Crackenthorp
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Dorothy Wordsworth (reader's cousin).
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomas Clarkson
Title: letter to Mr Wakefield
Genre: Politics, Private correspondence
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: as published in Kendal Chronicle, 28 March 1818
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1645  
Source - Print  
  Author: William and Dorothy Wordsworth
  Editor: Ernest De Selincourt
  Title: The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820)
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1970
  Vol: 2
  Page: 448-49
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ernest De Selincourt (ed.), The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The MIddle Years (1812-1820) (Oxford, 1970), 2, p. 448-49,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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