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Record 25028

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From the diary kept by George Grote for his fiancee, Harriet Lewin (autumn 1818): 'Dined at 1/2 past 5; [Charles] Cameron with me [...] Between 7 and 8 I locked up [family banking house] and we drank tea. We then read some of Ricardo's "Political Economy" until 1/2 past 10'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 21 Oct 1818 and 31 Oct 1818
Country: England
Time: evening: 8 - 10.30 pm
Place: city: London
specific address: Threadneedle Street
   
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:

Reading Group:George Grote and Charles Cameron
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Banker and friend
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: David Ricardo
Title: 'Political Economy'
Genre: Social Science, Politics, Economics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25028  
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: 31
  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. 31, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25028, accessed: 13 June 2024

Additional comments:

Dates of individual diary entries not all given in source.

 

 

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