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Record 19267

Reading Experience:

'Thank you very much for sending me the Missing Link, and remembering my wish to know more about "Marian" [Evans]. The book came in the middle of a storm of wind & rain on Saturday Evening, and I began to read it, and pretty nearly finished it before I went to bed. It is very interesting, - and is indeed the discovery of the "Missing Link".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 7 Nov 1859
Country: England
Time: evening
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: Ellen Raynard
Title: Missing Link, The; or Bible Women In The Homes Of The London Poor
Genre: Other religious, Social Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
given by Charles Bosanquet


Source Information:

Record ID: 19267  
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: 587
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 587,, accessed: 22 April 2024

Additional comments:

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



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