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Record 27734

Reading Experience:

'As Charles Schreiber's condition appeared to grow worse instead of better [following voyage to South Africa recommended by doctors, and stay at Wynberg] a move to Ceres was recommended, and just before Christmas they settled there [...] Lady Charlotte read to him a great deal as they sat out in front of the house. The books she chose included the Pickwick Papers, Stanley's Jewish Church, Green's History of England and Junius' Letters.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 14 Nov 1883 and 25 Dec 1883
Country: South Africa
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ceres
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: Wife of Member of Parliament
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: South Africa
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Charles Schreiber
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Green
Title: History of England
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27734  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Charlotte Schreiber
  Editor: Earl of Bessborough
  Title: Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journals 1853-1891
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1952
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 179
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journals 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 179,, accessed: 20 May 2024

Additional comments:



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