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Record 19238

Reading Experience:

'Yes! I found the American cookery books here when we got home, (Decr 20th) and many many thanks. we can't understand all the words used - because, you see, [italics] we [end italics] speak English, - but we have made some capital brown bread and several other good things, by the help of them'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 20 Dec 1858 and 9 Mar 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
specific address: 42 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: [unknown]
Title: [American cookery books]
Genre: Cookery
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
probably given by Charles Eliot Norton


Source Information:

Record ID: 19238  
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: 536
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 536,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to Charles Eliot Norton



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