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Record 19428

Reading Experience:

'here is a letter for you, which I opened [italics] verily [end italics] by mistake at first. One came for Florence at the same time which I snatched up and I could not believe I should be equally unfortunate with the second, but when I saw yours it was irresistible to read it; quite by way of chaperonage of course, and not a bit for gossipry. However, there is not much news of any kind in it, as you will find.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 15 Aug 1860
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'ss 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: [letter to Marianne Gaskell]
Genre: letter
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ
read before forwarding to Marianne in Heidelberg


Source Information:

Record ID: 19428  
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: 913
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 913,, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

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



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