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Record 19430

Reading Experience:

'I am very much obliged to you for letting me see Miss Kavanagh's new work. I will take great care of it and return it before long.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 6 Feb 1862
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: Julia Kavanagh
Title: [possibly] French Women of Letters
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
lent by W.S. Williams


Source Information:

Record ID: 19430  
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: 920
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, J.A.V. Chapple (ed.), Letters of Mrs Gaskell, The (Manchester, 1997), p. 920,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Additional editor Arthur Pollard. Letter to W.S. Williams- out of the date sequence of the rest of the volume as found at a late stage in the publication process. Work could also have been 'English Women of Letters', also published 1862; Gaskell had expressed an interest in Kavanagh's volume on French writers because she (Gaskell) was writing on Madame de Sevigne.



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