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Record 19363

Reading Experience:

'[she thanks the Nortons for a photograph of Lincoln and] 'the delicious book on the portraits of Dante which it is a pleasure even to open, - it, - & the faces themselves seem to carry one so [italics] up [end italics] into a ["]purer aether, a diviner air".'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Sep 1865 and 8 Sep 1865
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: [unknown]
Title: [book on portraits of Dante]
Genre: Biography, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
gift from the Nortons


Source Information:

Record ID: 19363  
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: 773
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 773,, accessed: 25 February 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor, Arthur Pollard. Letter from Mrs Gaskell to Charles Eliot and Susan Norton.



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