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Record 27789

Reading Experience:

1 October 1887: 'Henry [Layard, son-in-law] has given me the revises of a new book on his early travels, which Murray is about to bring out, and I have been reading them over to make any corrections that may strike me. I have gone through them carefully and found many errors. I don't think Spottiswoode prints as he ought to do.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Sep 1887 and 1 Oct 1887
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Venice
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: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Henry Layard
Title: 'book on his early travels'
Genre: Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: In proofs from John Murray
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27789  
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: 197
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from Her Journal 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 197,, accessed: 17 April 2024

Additional comments:

Lady Charlotte was staying at the Venice home of her daughter Enid, who was married to the diplomat Henry Layard. She had acquired some knowledge of printing from the activities of her family's private press at Canford; see ed.'s explanation at p.197 in source.



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