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Record 19010

Reading Experience:

'I had the Sunday School girls here last Sunday, and Susanna came to help me, and I thought we went off gloriously, only - (everything has its only) - in repeating our subjects of conversation, I named an accidental five minutes conversation with one or two of the girls about Sir Walter Scott's novels (apropos of a picture of Queen Elizabeth, via 'Kenilworth', &c.) and Mrs J.J. Tayler is shocked at such a subject of conversation on a Sunday,- so there I am in a scrape'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 22 Nov 1848 and 29 Nov 1848
Country: n/a
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: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: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Walter Scott
Title: Kenilworth
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19010  
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: 63-4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 63-4,, accessed: 26 January 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Catherine Winkworth.



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