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Record 27526

Reading Experience:

1 November 1858: 'Went to Drury lane [theatre] where we had stalls. The Opera was the Maritana, and was pretty enough [...] but I could not help thinking there was some hurry and confusion, and that something must have gone wrong. We read in the paper next morning that poor Blagrove had dropped down dead, as he was proceeding to the orchestra just before the opera began'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 30 Oct 1858 and 2 Nov 1858
Country: n/a
Time: morning
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:Lady Charlotte Schreiber
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1812
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)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: report of death of W. Blagrove
Genre: Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27526  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 91
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 91,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Source ed. cites report in the Times of the death, before a performance at Drury Lane, of W. Blagrove, 'a well-known member of the best London bands, a talented performer' (see p.91).



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