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Record 1647

Reading Experience:

Dorothy Wordsworth to Catherine Clarkson, 30 March 1818: 'Mr Clarkson's letter [refusing support to Lowther interest in Westmorland elections] was published in yesterday's paper; and I have read it with delight, as an admirable letter and a faithful picture of his noble mind, but I feel assured that it will serve a cause which he would not wish to serve if he were acquainted with all its bearings.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 29 Mar 1818
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:Dorothy Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 25 Dec 1771
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
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: Thomas Clarkson
Title: n/a
Genre: Politics, open letter to newspaper
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: Kendal Chronicle, 28 March 1818
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 1647  
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: 455
  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. 455,, accessed: 01 June 2023

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