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Record 19145

Reading Experience:

'She [Florence Nightingale] never reads any books now. she has not time for it, to begin with; and secondly she says life is so vivid that books seem poor. The latter volumes of Bunsen are the only books that she even looked into here'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 27 Oct 1854
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Matlock
specific address: Lea Hurst
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:Florence Nightingale
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 May 1820
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: nurse and writer
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: Christian Charles Josias, Baron von Bunsen
Title: n/a
Genre: Other religious, History, Philosophy
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19145  
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: 318
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 318,, accessed: 02 December 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to Emily Shaen



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