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Record 27778

Reading Experience:

1 December 1884, from Canford: 'While Enid [daughter] was here she spent a good deal of time making a miniature drawing in water colours of one of the fine pictures in the drawing room, and while she drew I read to her one of those amusing gossiping letters of Horace Walpole on my subjects [i.e. ceramics connoisseurship], about which I have all the Hogarth and all the Wedgwood books here [...] Besides that I have done very little except read some part of Cooke's Memoirs, and I am now amusing myself with Froude's Carlyle.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 14 Nov 1884 and 1 Dec 1884
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Canford
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:

Author: Cooke
Title: Memoirs
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27778  
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: 185
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 185,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Canford, a property in the family of Lady Charlotte's first husband, was the family home of one of her sons at the time of this visit.



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