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Record 19062

Reading Experience:

Elizabeth Barrett to John Kenyon, 3 January 1845: 'I send back your "Vestiges of Creation" [...] it appears to me that I have read in my life few more melancholy books'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Dec 1844 and 3 Jan 1845
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:Elizabeth Barrett
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 6 Mar 1806
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Evangelical
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: Robert Chalmers
Title: Vestiges of the Natural HIstory of Creation
Genre: Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: Published anonymously in 1844
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 19062  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: 10
  Page: 4
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 4,, accessed: 21 February 2024

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