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Record 27774

Reading Experience:

16 March 1884, from Lisbon, en route home from South Africa: 'I am now reading to C. S. that charming book Rob Roy. Scott never palls. In the steamer we amused ourselves with Barnaby Rudge and The Old Curiosity Shop [...] C.S. likes my reading, and it has the blessed effect of often sending him to sleep, when he seems indisposed and restless.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Jan 1884 and 16 Mar 1884
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: other location: At sea, on board steamer
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)
Charles Schreiber (reader's husband)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Charles Dickens
Title: Barnaby Rudge
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27774  
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: 180
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 180,, accessed: 20 April 2024

Additional comments:

The Schreibers had been staying in South Africa for the benefit of Charles's health, which had been poor, and declining, for several months; he died on 29 March 1884.



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