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Record 19310

Reading Experience:

'I have been so ungrateful in never thanking you for your last - and for that [italics] beautiful] end italics] noble paper of yours on the Advantages of Defeat, - a paper which I have circulated far & wide among my friends, - and I only wish I had more of the same kind to show, - in order to make us English know you Americans better.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1861
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:

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: Charles Eliot Norton
Title: [paper on 'The Advantages of Defeat]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Philosophy
Form of Text: Unknown
Publication details: uncertain whether MS or print
Provenance: owned
sent by Norton


Source Information:

Record ID: 19310  
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: 672
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 672,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Charles Eliot Norton



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