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Record 24997

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
George Grote to George W. Norman, 26 June 1816: 'From England, in 1816, it is delightful to retire, even to Italy in its most disorganized periods. I have not yet arrived at Sismondi's second volume, as I have employed myself in deducing a short narrative of Italian transactions, from the invasion of the Lombards [...] I have always found that, in order to make myself master of a subject, the best mode was to sit down and give an account of it to myself.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1816 and 26 Jun 1816
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:George Grote
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 17 Nov 1794
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Banker
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Sismondi
Title: history of Italy (vol. 1)
Genre: History, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 24997  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1873
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 18-19
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote by Mrs Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends  (London, 1873), p. 18-19, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=24997, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:

Source author adds note on same page: 'These synoptical notes on Sismondi's history are in the possession of Mrs. Grote, and are entire and complete -- occupying some forty pages of MSS.'

 

 

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