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Record 3169

Reading Experience:

Came upstairs at 10 1/2 [...] musing melancholily over the fire till 11. From then till 3.10, read the whole of (M-sen t it to me Saturday 15 November) some passages in the life of Mr Adam Blair, Minister of the Gospel at Cross-Meikle-Wm Blackwood, Edinburgh + London, 1822.[...]It is a singularly interesting pathetic story, doubly so because told as truth + not improbable [...] I read and roared over this thing till my head ached [...]
Date: 8 Dec 1823
Country: England
Time: morning
daytime: 11 am to 3.10 pm
Place: location in dwelling: Home, upstairs
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:Anne Lister
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 3 Apr 1791
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Heir to land and industrial property at Shibden Hall, near Halifax, Yorks. [inherits 1824]
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: By the author of valerius and Reginald Dalton
Title: Some passages in the life of Mr Adam Blair
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 3169  
Source - Print  
  Author: Anne Lister
  Editor: Helena Whitbread
  Title: I know my own heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1988
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 317-318
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Anne Lister, Helena Whitbread (ed.), I know my own heart: The Diaries of Anne Lister 1791-1840 (London, 1988), p. 317-318,, accessed: 20 January 2022

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