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Record 26950

Reading Experience:

Harriet, Countess Granville, to her brother, the Duke of Devonshire, 20 June 1835: 'Lord Fitzwilliam [...] and five offspring came [...] Meg took them under her especial care, hurried them off to a couch in the ball-room, got partners for the girls, offered her own two pretty little things up to the boys. But the youngest, Wentworth, preferred sitting all night in the drawing room, studying the comic annual, and, that done, beginning "Belford Regis."'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 May 1835 and 20 Jun 1835
Country: France
Time: n/a
Place: city: Paris
location in dwelling: Drawing room
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:Wentworth ?Fitzwilliam
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: n/a
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:

Title: 'comic annual'
Genre: Fiction, Poetry, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Book, Serial / periodical
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 26950  
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: 192
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Countess Granville, F. Leveson Gower (ed.), Letters of Harriet Countess Granville 1810-1845 (London, 1894), 2, p. 192,, accessed: 01 February 2023

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