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Record 19446

Reading Experience:

Harriet Martineau to Elizabeth Barrett, 12 April 1845: 'I have been detained from writing to you by reading the Athenaeum of today.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Apr 1845
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Birmingham
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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:

Title: The Athenaeum
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Science, Medicine
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: 12 April 1845
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 19446  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis
  Title: The Brownings' Correspondence
  Place of Publication: Winfield
  Date of Publication: 1992
  Vol: 10
  Page: 155
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Philip Kelley and Scott Lewis (ed.), The Brownings' Correspondence (Winfield, 1992), 10, p. 155,, accessed: 02 February 2023

Additional comments:

Letter discusses articles in periodical relating to controversy over Martineau's reputed cure by mesmerism; see p.157 n.2 in source.



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