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Record 19291

Reading Experience:

'we are reading with [Florence] Macaulay's Biographies and Milman's Latin Xtianity and I don't think it is a bad thing for either Marianne, Meta, or myself to have an obligation to sit and settle to a little steady reading every day'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 10 Dec 1860
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
specific address: 46 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:

Reading Group:Elizabeth Gaskell and her daughters Marianne, 'Meta' and Florence
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman's wife and writer, and her daughters
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: Henry Hart Milman
Title: History of Latin Christianity
Genre: Other religious, History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19291  
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: 639
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 639,, accessed: 31 May 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Charles Eliot Norton. Florence was just eighteen and the other daughters 26 and 23



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