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Record 18996

Reading Experience:

'Wm read his first 2 lectures on Poetry &c aloud which people seemed very much to like & I lay on the sofa & enjoyed myself in listening'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 13 Aug 1838
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Manchester
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 Gaskell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 24 Jul 1805
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: Clergyman
Religion: Nonconformist
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Elizabeth Gaskell and others
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: [lectures on poetry]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, lecture
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 18996  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
  Editor: J.A.V. Chapple
  Title: Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The
  Place of Publication: Manchester
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 25
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 25,, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Elizabeth Gaskell, Mrs Gaskell's sister in law.



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