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Record 19201

Reading Experience:

'Read 'Scenes of Clerical Life', published in Blackwood, for [italics] this [end italics] year, - I shd think they began as early as Janry or February - They are a discovery of my own, & I am so proud of them. [italics] Do [end italics] read them. I have not a notion who wrote them'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1857 and 7 Dec 1857
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
specific address: 84 Plymouth Grove
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: writer 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:

Author: George Eliot [pseud.]
Title: Scenes from Clerical Life
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwood's edinburgh Magazine, 1857
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19201  
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: 493
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 493,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Elizabeth Gaskell to Charles Eliot Norton.



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