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Record 24679

Reading Experience:

19 February 1854: 'After breakfast I walked with my boys [i.e. two of her sons] to Trinity College [Cambridge]. They took me through the Great Court [...] and thence into Neville's Court, where it was proposed to beat up Mr. [Charles] Schreiber's quarters, which were 3rd door from West corner on North side of court [...] there we found him, his toilet being only just completed [...] The boys went out to order dinner [...] The oak was forthwith sported to keep out strangers, and I was at peace. Mr. Schreiber meanwhile went on with his breakfast; I sat on the sofa behind him, with Longfellow, my own Longfellow, that I found on the shelves, in my hand.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 19 Feb 1854
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Cambridge
specific address: Trinity College
location in dwelling: Charles Schreiber's rooms, Neville's Court
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:Lady Charlotte Guest
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Businesswoman in charge of Dowlais Iron Company
Religion: n/a
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: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Title: n/a
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 24679  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 31
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 31,, accessed: 20 May 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte Guest took the name Schreiber on her second marriage, to Charles Schreiber, in 1855. Charles Schreiber a Fellow of Trinity College who had previously been employed by Lady Charlotte as resident tutor to her son.



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