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Record 19262

Reading Experience:

'Ask [Mrs Davy] to let you see Miss Wordsworth's MS. account of the two poor Greens who were lost in the snow. Wordsworth said it was the most perfect [italics] English [end italics] narrative he ever read.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 29 Aug 1859
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:William Wordsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Apr 1770
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: poet
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: Dorothy Wordsworth
Title: [MS narrative]
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown
owned by Mrs Davy, by 1829


Source Information:

Record ID: 19262  
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: 571
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 571,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to Charles Bosanquet.



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