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Record 19244

Reading Experience:

'Our Times of today - well of yesterday - well, tomorrow it will be of some day in dream land, for I am past power of counting - Our Times of today has taken away my breath - Who, What, Wherefore, Why - oh! do be a woman, and give me all possible details - Never mind the House of Commons: it can keep - but my, our, curiosity CAN'T-'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 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: author 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: [n/a]
Title: Times, The
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 19244  
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: 540
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 540,, accessed: 31 January 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter to William Fox. This curiosity seems to be about the marriage of her friend (his daughter?) Eliza Fox, presumably announced in The Times.



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