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Record 27785

Reading Experience:

6 December 1886: 'I have just come in from Regent's Park, where, notwithstanding a bitter wind, I went and read my [Divine] service. Sunday is always such a sad day with me. I cannot bear to go to church with anyone, and when I am alone I find myself brooding over the past, and the happy days when we went together, and he always held my hand in his dear hand during the lessons and the sermon.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 6 Dec 1886
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: Regent's Park
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: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Title: Divine service
Genre: Other religious
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: In prayer book
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 27785  
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: 194
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 194,, accessed: 20 April 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte was still grieving the loss of her husband Charles Schreiber, who had died on 29 March 1884. Source ed. explains: 'She had given up the habit of going to church in London on Sunday mornings on account of the memories it recalled to her, and, unless it was very cold, she took her prayer book to Regent's Park and read the service to herself there' (see p. 194).



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