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Record 2224

Reading Experience:

Biographical Notices of Painters were eagerly sought at this period; but my reading, upon the whole, was of rather a desultory nature, being fond of variety; accordingly a volume of some Magazine generally 'The European' was my Companion at the Tea-table. Topographical works, and Tours through England, were books which pleased my taste.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1810 and 31 Dec 1810
Country: England
Time: evening: Tea-time (in 1810 this was most likely to have been after the evening meal)
Place: city: Scarborough
location in dwelling: At the Tea-table
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:John Cole
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 03 Oct 1792
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: publisher/bookseller
Religion: Church of England
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 European
Genre: Arts / architecture, Ephemera, Magazine
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical, Magazine
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2224  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829)
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/1
  Page/folio: pp 66-67

Citation: John Cole, An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started Scarborough 1829) York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/1, p. pp 66-67,, accessed: 27 January 2023

Additional comments:

John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries do not appear to exist any more.



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