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Record 26947

Reading Experience:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her sister, Lady Carlisle (April 1834): 'The anxiety of the last two months has given me an impossibility of feeling happy [...] The only thing that calms my nerves is sitting at an open window, reading Mrs. Fry or Adams' "Private Thoughts;" but my religion is like my feeling, and I do not find its influence when I have the immediate occupation of it.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1834 and 30 Apr 1834
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
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:Harriet Countess Granville
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth Aug 1785
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Diplomat's wife
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: France
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Adams
Title: Private Thoughts
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26947  
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: 2
  Page: 153
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 2, p. 153,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Granville's anxiety on account of her daughter Susan's recent lying-in and recuperation; letter written on day of Susan's first outing from home since birth of her child (see pp.152-53 in source).



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