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Record 19002

Reading Experience:

'All morng [sic] we sat with books in our hands but not reading much, only talking. After lunch (at 12) I went out with the girls - round the grounds - a good long walk; and then into the lane up to the village, which is very pretty. Then home, read loitered and talked till dinner time (6 o' clock)'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1847
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Chelmsford
county: Essex
specific address: Crix
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:Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 29 Sep 1810
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: author and clergyman's wife
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:

Title: n/a
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19002  
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: 51
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 51,, accessed: 09 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to her daughters, Marianne and Margaret.



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