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Record 19422

Reading Experience:

'Mama is so terribly busy that she really cannot find time to write to you, but she has asked me to do so for her, as she cannot bear that you should remain any longer unthanked for your most interesting account of Miss Anne Bronte's death at Scarborough, which she has had much peasure in reading, and which she hopes you will allow her to make use of in the Memoir.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 17 Dec 1855
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Manchester
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: Ellen Nussey
Title: [account of Anne Bronte's death]
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
sent by Ellen Nussey


Source Information:

Record ID: 19422  
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: 875
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 875,, accessed: 03 February 2023

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to Ellen Nussey - out of the date sequence of the rest of the volume as found at a late stage in the publication process. Letter written by Meta Gaskell



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