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Record 27832

Reading Experience:

[between journal entries for 6 November 1889 and 2 Jun 1890] 'From one till two every day, a Mr. Upton came to read to [Lady Charlotte Schreiber], first the Times and then whatever book was interesting to her at the moment. There was reason to believe that on his way to [No. 17] Cavendish Square Mr. Upton moistened his throat for reading aloud by a visit to a publican in the neighbourhood. A story is told that one day when sitting down to read he lost his balance and fell on the floor. Lady Charlotte rang the bell [...] for her maid, and when she arrived said: "Remove Mr. Upton, Moody, I don't think he is well." In the evening Moody herself was the reader, generally of some memoirs. Her sister, whom Lady Charlotte had helped to become an actress, had just returned from America [...] Moody therefore was now occasionally replaced as a reader by her sister, who read the Shakespeare plays in which she had been acting with Mary Anderson.'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 6 Nov 1889 and 2 Jun 1890
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
specific address: 17 Cavendish Square
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: Moody
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Actress
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Lady Charlotte Schreiber, reader's sister's employer (b.1812)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Shakespeare
Title: plays
Genre: Drama, Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 27832  
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: 204
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Charlotte Schreiber, Earl of Bessborough (ed.), Lady Charlotte Schreiber. Extracts from her Journals 1853-1891 (London, 1952), p. 204,, accessed: 02 March 2024

Additional comments:



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