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Record 19228

Reading Experience:

[having been given a rum and peppermint liqueur for a migraine] 'We went to the Railway waiting-room, which was all quiet and nicely-lighted up; so Flossy began to read a book she had brought with her; and I got Hendschel's Telegraph (the German Bradshaw) off the table, and began to puzzle out my train to Strasbourg to meet Louy, - when, lo & behold, Flossy whispered to me, me, smelling of rum - that Mr Bosanquet had come in! I tucked my head down over my book, & told F.E. to take no notice; but he drew nearer and nearer, pretending to look at the affiches on the walls, until at last he came close, & said 'Mrs G. can I assist you in making out yr train'...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 19 Oct 1858
Country: Germany
Time: n/a
Place: city: Heidelberg
specific address: railway station
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 Elizabeth Gaskell
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1842
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman'sdaughter
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Germany
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: [unknown]
Title: [unknown]
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19228  
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: 519
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 519,, accessed: 29 February 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to Marianne Gaskell.



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