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Record 25880

Reading Experience:

Lady Harriet Cavendish to her sister, Lady Georgiana Morpeth, 14 November 1807: 'Miss Trimmer [former governess and companion] went out of town yesterday morning and I therefore spent almost the whole day here [at grandmother's London residence]. My grandmother and I had a dinner after our own hearts, a little in style of Cumberland's jew, Egg shells and potatoe skins, but quite enough for people on regimes as strict as ours. We played 5 games at Chess, read above a hundred pages of Forbes' life of Beattie, and 60 of Lord Gardenstone's travelling Memorandums, not a new book but a very entertaining one. Played old songs upon the harpsichord, and before the carriage came to fetch me, were both all but fast asleep upon our chairs.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 13 Nov 1807 and 14 Nov 1807
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Jermyn 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:Georgiana, Countess Dowager Spencer and Lady Harriet Cavendish
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Dowager Countess Spencer and granddaughter
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Francis Garden
Title: 'travelling Memorandums'
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 25880  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer
  Title: Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1940
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 245
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Sir George Leveson Gower and Iris Palmer (ed.), Hary-o: The Letters of Lady Harriet Cavendish 1796-1809 (London, 1940), p. 245,, accessed: 08 December 2023

Additional comments:

Text author supplied at p.245 n.1 in source.



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