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Record 17001

Reading Experience:

'In the month of July 1842, as I was passing the site of the Royal Exchange, then in course of re-erection after being burnt down, my attention was caught by one of the very numerous bills with which the boards, at that time surrounding it, were covered: it ran thus - "Susan Hopley; or the Life of a Maid Servant". This book, I thought to myself, must be a novelty...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jul 1842 and 31 Jul 1842
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Royal Exchange
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:Mary Ann Ashford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30 Oct 1787
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: wife of shoemaker
Religion: n/a
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: [unknown]
Title: [advertisement]
Genre: Fiction, Ephemera
Form of Text: Print: Advertisement, Broadsheet, Poster
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 17001  
Source - Print  
  Author: Mary Ann Ashford
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1844
  Vol: n/a
  Page: iii
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Mary Ann Ashford, Life of a Licensed Victualler's Daughter (London, 1844), p. iii,, accessed: 21 February 2024

Additional comments:



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