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Record 2347

Reading Experience:

["The Great Drought"] is 'full of a truth like that of Defoe... that story might be bound up with the History of the Great Plague.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 1844
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Mary Russell Mitford
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Dec 1787
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
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: Caroline Clive
Title: The Great Drought
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Blackwood's LVI (Oct 1844) 433-53
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2347  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Mary Russell Mitford
  Title: Letter to Caroline Clive, (n.d.c. 1844)
  Location: Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford
  Call no: MS Whitfield C63
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Mary Russell Mitford, Letter to Caroline Clive, (n.d.c. 1844) Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield C63,, accessed: 04 June 2023

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