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Record 28152

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Catherine Talbot to Elizabeth Carter, 27 November 1759:] 'The book you enquire after is "The History of some of the Penitents in the Magdalen House." I think that is the title of the very pretty book we have been reading. I know not who writ it, but it is at least a very good likeness of Mrs Fielding.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 1 Nov 1759 and 27 Nov 1759
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Lambeth
   
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:

Reading Group:Catherine Talbot and family
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: anon
Title: The Histories of some of the Penitents in the Magadalen House
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28152  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Montagu Pennington
  Title: A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1809
  Vol: 2
  Page: 302-303
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Montagu Pennington (ed.), A Series of Letters between Mrs Elizabeth Carter and Miss Catherine Talbot, from the year 1741 to 1770. To which are added, Letters from Mrs Elizabeth Carter to Mrs Vesey, between the years 1763 and 1787 (London, 1809), 2, p. 302-303, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28152, accessed: 29 January 2023

Additional comments:

Talbot was the stepdaughter of Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury. See p.300 in source for Carter's previous enquiry as to the title of the 'Magdalen Letters.'

 

 

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