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Record 2145

Reading Experience:

[Proceedings of the London Corresponding Society] The usual mode of proceeding at these weekly meetings was this. The chairman read from some book a chapter or part of a chapter, which as many as could read the chapter at their homes the book passing from one to the other had done and at the next meeting a portion of the chapter was again read and the persons present were invited to make remarks thereon, as many as chose did so, but without rising. Then another portion was read and a second invitation was given -then the remainder was read and a third invitation was given when they who had not before spoken were expected to say something.
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Jun 1794 and 30 Jun 1794
Country: England
Time: evening: once per week
Place: city: London
specific address: New-street Covent Garden
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reading Group:Members of the London Corresponding Society
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Other members of LCS
Additional comments: New-street Covent Garden division


Text Being Read:

Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: reading group


Source Information:

Record ID: 2145  
Source - Print  
  Author: Francis Place
  Editor: Mary Thale
  Title: The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854)
  Place of Publication: Cambridge
  Date of Publication: 1972
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 131
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Francis Place, Mary Thale (ed.), The Autobiography of Francis Place (1771-1854) (Cambridge, 1972), p. 131,, accessed: 04 February 2023

Additional comments:



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