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Record 28695

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
[Friday 20 November 1840]. Before prayers work with my Father- cards at night- shooting - read Stahl- Clarendon- Burnet (Own Time, began).
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 20 Nov 1840
Country: Scotland
Time: n/a
Place: specific address
   
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:William Ewart Gladstone
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 29 12 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Opposition MP
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Scotland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Gilbert Burnet
Title: History of His Own Time
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First pb 1723-34.
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 28695  
Source - Print  
  Author: William Gladstone
  Editor: M.R.D. Foot
  Title: The Gladstone Diaries
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1974
  Vol: 3
  Page: 68
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: William Gladstone, M.R.D. Foot (ed.), The Gladstone Diaries (Oxford, 1974), 3, p. 68, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=28695, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:

This book was first published 1723-34. Gladstone may have been reading a recent edition, such as that by Oxford University Press (1833).

 

 

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