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Record 2247

Reading Experience:

During this Spring read Shakspeare [sic] regularly through, and studied the characters of Hamlet, Douglas, Osman in 'Zara', Sir Charles Racket &c and purchased & read a great number of pieces of dramatic biography, and theatrical criticisms.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 01 Jan 1815 and 30 Jul 1815
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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:

Author: John Home
Title: Douglas: A Tragedy
Genre: Drama
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: published 1735
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 2247  
  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. 98-99

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. 98-99,, accessed: 04 February 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) - original diaries do not appear to be still in existence.



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