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Record 26436

Reading Experience:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her brother the Duke of Devonshire, 15 November 1811: 'Do you wish to see us tonight, G[eorgiana]. with a veil and shawl, near the fire, Mrs. Canning by her [...] Lady Harrowby in an arm-chair [...] Mr. Canning, Charles Ellis and my husband extended at their full length reading, and Lord Harrowby and Lord Morpeth [...] examining folios. Mr. Elliot and I are writing letters, his probably as wise as mine are foolish.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 15 Nov 1811
Country: England
Time: evening
Place: county: Staffordshire
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:Charles Ellis
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Unknown/NA
Occupation: n/a
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:

Title: n/a
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26436  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Countess Granville
  Editor: F. Leveson Gower
  Title: Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 1
  Page: 29-30
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 1, p. 29-30,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

Other guests named as present in letter were Puysegur and Mr Luttrel.



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