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Record 25217

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Robert Southey to John May, 2 November 1797: 'We have had a dreadful suicide here. the whole is in the Monthly Magazine.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 2 Nov 1797
Country: unknown
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:Robert Southey
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12 Aug 1774
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer and lawyer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: unknown
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: Monthly Magazine
Genre: Fiction, Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: Monthly Magazine, 4 (October 1797), 321–323
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25217  
Source - Manuscript Other
  Author: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 267. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 29 April 2009. ,

Citation: "The Collected Letters of Robert Southey," Romantic Circles Electronic Edition, Letter 267. http://www.rc.umd.edu/editions/southey_letters. Accessed 29 April 2009. , http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25217, accessed: 22 February 2024

Additional comments:

Source eds note: "Monthly Magazine, 4 (October 1797), 321–323, in which Joseph James (dates unknown) described his discovery of the body of a well-dressed, male stranger in the river at Seamill-dock, Bristol. James traced the dead man to his lodgings where he found a diary of his tormented state of mind written on the walls of his room. A second article, Monthly Magazine, 4 (Supplement 1797), 556–558, provided further information about the deceased’s identity."

 

 

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