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Record 20008

Reading Experience:

'One Day, as I was in my Shop, a Gentleman, very richly dressed, told me, he had a Letter for me; I received it very respectfully, but could not help smiling, when I found it was the Letter I wrote for [italics] Tom Brush [end italics], neatly copied and directed to me, and that, lest it should miscarry, he had brought it himself.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Until: 31 Dec 1748
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: her shop - possibly in St James's
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:Laetitia Pilkington
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1708
Socio-economic group: Clergy (includes all denominations)
Occupation: clergyman's wife, divorced; poet
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Laetitia Pilkington
Title: [a love letter]
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned
written by her, copied by the gentleman and returned to her


Source Information:

Record ID: 20008  
Source - Print  
  Author: Laetitia Pilkington
  Editor: A.C. Elias
  Title: Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington
  Place of Publication: Athens GA
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: I
  Page: 244
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Laetitia Pilkington, A.C. Elias (ed.), Memoirs of Laetitia Pilkington (Athens GA, 1997), I, p. 244,, accessed: 03 October 2023

Additional comments:

Date of birth 1708 or 1709. LP earnt money writing letters for others and had written this one for the gentleman, thinking it was for someone else.



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