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Record 27554

Reading Experience:

1 November 1879: 'We left Bruges by an early train, the express, joining the steamer at Ostend, and had a beautiful passage home reading Disraeli's pamphlet, which has given me great pleasure, especially by his descriptions of the scenes [in Syria and Cyprus] that Enid [reader's daughter] had been lately visiting.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 1 Nov 1879
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On board steamer, on the English Channel
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: also known as Lady Charlotte Guest. Nee Charlotte Bertie


Text Being Read:

Author: Benjamin Disraeli
Title: pamphlet [featuring descriptions of Syria and Cyprus]
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Pamphlet
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27554  
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: 158
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 158,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte's daughter Enid Layard had been accompanying her husband, Henry Layard, who was the British Ambassador to Turkey, on travels mentioned.



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