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Record 25695

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
From Harriet Grote's diary (1868): 'Mr. Grote [husband] said he had, in the course of the last few months, taken down Gibbon's work and read occasionally therein; and, he added, he had been penetrated with admiration of the exactitude and fidelity of the references [...] Grote had tested Gibbon's trustworthiness, on several points, by reference to ancient writers, and invariably found his statements correct and candid. Dr. William Smith said that he too had compared the references in Gibbon with the works cited, and that he was affected by the same feeling of respect and admiration [comments further on George Grote's enthusiasm for Gibbon].'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: unknown
Country: n/a
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:William Harris
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Gibbon
Title: n/a
Genre: History, Biography, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 25695  
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 an from Various Friends.
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1873
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 296
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Grote, The Personal Life of George Grote. Compiled from Family Documents, Private Memoranda, and Original Letters to an from Various Friends. (London, 1873), p. 296, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=25695, accessed: 10 December 2023

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