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Record 16630

Reading Experience:

'A fortnight ago, having employed myself in reading White's "Selborne", and being extremely fond of natural history, and, of course, highly delighted with that book, I was seized with an insuperable desire to see that village which Mr. White has, in the eye of a naturalist, made classic ground...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 20 Mar 1812 and 9 Apr 1812
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:Sir William Elford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: M.P. and Recorder for Plymouth
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: Gilbert White
Title: Selborne
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 16630  
Source - Print  
  Author: A.G. L'Estrange
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1882
  Vol: 1
  Page: 81
  Additional comments: Letter from Sir William Elford to Miss Mitford, 18 Bury St, April 9, 1812

Citation: A.G. L'Estrange, The Friendships of Mary Russell Mitford (London, 1882), 1, p. 81,, accessed: 06 December 2023

Additional comments:



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