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Record 19287

Reading Experience:

'Now I had a vol: of poems sent me the other day, full of sonnets to Dickens, Carlyle &c &c - [italics] such [end italics] bad ones; & the parcel contains this book sent to her 'from the author', & my own dear precious sonnet.' [Gaskell then transcribes the sonnet, beginning 'Sweet Vocalist; the Nightingale of sound!', asking smith - facetiously? - if he would like it for the Cornhill]
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Apr 1860 and 5 Apr 1860
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: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: Unitarian
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: [anthology of laudatory sonnets]
Genre: Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent to her by an unknown person


Source Information:

Record ID: 19287  
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: 612
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 612,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to George Smith.



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