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Record 19090

Reading Experience:

[Gaskell tells John Forster of Samuel Bamford who knows many of Tennyson's poems by heart and recites them, but does not have his own copy - she later asks Forster if he could procure a copy for Bamford, signed by Tennyson] ''whenever he got into a house where there were Tennyson's poems he learnt as many as he could of[f] by heart; & he thought he knew better than twelve', - & he began Oenone, & then the Sleeping Beauty'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 8 Oct 1849
Country: England
Time: n/a
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:Samuel Bamford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: former weaver
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:

Author: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Title: 'Sleeping Beauty, The'
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read in someone else's house


Source Information:

Record ID: 19090  
Source - Print  
  Author: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  Editor: J.A.V. Chapple
  Title: Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The
  Place of Publication: Manchester
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 85
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 85,, accessed: 05 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to John Forster.



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