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Record 4111

Reading Experience:

?I will tell you what is going on, that you may see whether you like your daily bill of fare. ? There is a balloon hanging up, and another going to be put on the stocks; there is soap made, and making from a recipe in Nicholson?s Chemistry; there is excellent ink made, and to be made by the same book.?
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 1794
Country: Ireland
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Maria Edgeworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1767
Socio-economic group: Gentry
Occupation: Governess and writer
Religion: Christian (Church of England)
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Ireland
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Nicholson
Title: The First Principles of Chemistry
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London, 1790
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4111  
Source - Print  
  Author: Maria Edgeworth
  Editor: Augustus J C Hare
  Title: The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth
  Place of Publication: London (Edward Arnold)
  Date of Publication: 1894
  Vol: 1
  Page: 34
  Additional comments: Letter to Mrs Ruxton (2/7/1794).

Citation: Maria Edgeworth, Augustus J C Hare (ed.), The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth (London (Edward Arnold), 1894), 1, p. 34,, accessed: 07 July 2022

Additional comments:

William Nicholson is also the author of A Dictionary of Chemistry (1793). We presume the earlier book is the one referred to.



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