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Record 25381

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From George Grote's diary, kept for his fiancee Harriet Lewin (1819): 'Rose at 9. Breakfasted and read some of Hemsterhuis, "Sur la Divinite." my brother Joseph came to town and interrupted me. Between 4 and 5 read the "Edinburgh Review" on Mill's British India, which is excellent [...] read with considerable attention some more of Hemsterhuis' "Sur la Divinite."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1819 and 10 Mar 1819
Country: England
Time: afternoon: 4-5 pm
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:
Title: article on 'Mill's British India'
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: In the Edinburgh Review
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25381  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Grote
  Editor: n/a
  Title: The Personal Life of George 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: 34
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to and from Various Friends (London, 1873), p. 34, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25381, accessed: 23 May 2024

Additional comments:

Diary entries often not individually dated in source.

 

 

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