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Record 2348

Reading Experience:

'I am quite sure that you felt impelled to write these striking verses - that they would be written, that they, so to say, wrote themselves - & I rejoice at it since by non-exercise it is certainly a faculty that deserts us, & you are too truly a poetess to be lost to literature even through great domestic happiness...'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: Jul 1847
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 Queen's Ball: A Poem
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Saunders & Otley, 1847
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 2348  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Mary Russell Mitford
  Title: Letter to Caroline Clive, c. July 1847
  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, c. July 1847 Collection of Edward Clive, Whitfield, Wormbridge, Hereford, p. MS Whitfield C63,, accessed: 02 October 2023

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