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Record 17172

Reading Experience:

Benjamin Robert Haydon to Elizabeth Barrett, 28 April 1843: 'I have been sadly shocked at Reading Wilkie[']s life, -- to think that for 20 years of our earliest Friendship when daily I used to read to him my journal of my thoughts -- & he used to speak of the danger of all personal remarks in [a] journal [...] It [i.e. Haydon's] was only a journal of conclusions on Art, & Poetry which have been the foundation of my lectures -- I am shocked that I never knew [italics]he[ed italics] kept a journal of nothing but remarks on his Friends their weaknesses & follies'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Apr 1843 and 28 Apr 1843
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:Benjamin Robert Haydon
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1786
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Artist
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: 'life' of David Wilkie
Genre: Biography, Autobiog / Diary, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 17172  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1989
  Vol: 7
  Page: 94
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Ronald Hudson (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1989), 7, p. 94,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

Not clear whether text read written by Wilkie himself.



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