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Record 24444

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
John Wilson Croker to his wife, whilst in Oxford for the installation of the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor of the University, 12 June 1834: 'The dinner at Christ Church was very fine [...] we dined at five, and got away by daylight [...] The Master and his wife had dined at Brasenose, and did not come back till I had come to Ned [Edward Giffard]'s rat-hole, where I read till eleven o'clock, and then went to bed.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 12 Jun 1834
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: city: Oxford
county: Oxfordshire
specific address: Pembroke College
   
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 Wilson Croker
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1780
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Politician
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: Ireland
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24444  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Louis J. Jennings
  Title: The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1884
  Vol: 2
  Page: 229
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Louis J. Jennings (ed.), The Croker Papers. The Correspondence and Diaries of the Late Right Honourable John Wilson Croker, LL.D., F.R.S, Secretary to the Admiralty from 1809 to 1830. (London, 1884), 2, p. 229, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24444, accessed: 03 October 2022

Additional comments:

Edward Giffard had recently entered Pembroke College; see note on p.225 in source.

 

 

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