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Record 19352

Reading Experience:

'on their wedding journey they [John Symonds and Catherine North] have been writing a paper on Christmas, - which looks to me [italics] very [end italics] clever, & Mr Symonds wants to know if it can go into the Cornhill for January'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 6 Dec 1864
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: John Addington Symonds
Title: Thoughts on Xmas. In Florence, 1863
Genre: Essays / Criticism
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: appeared in the Cornhill, Jan 1866
Provenance: borrowed (other)
sent to Mrs Gaskell by Symonds and by her to Smith


Source Information:

Record ID: 19352  
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: 739
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 739,, accessed: 18 April 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to George Smith



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