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Record 4188

Reading Experience:

I am so delighted with Barrow?s note on the qualities of Tobacco (communicated by Harfield) that I can think of nothing else.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Feb 1834
Country: UK
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Bentick Street
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:Charles Dickens
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 7 Feb 1812
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Journalist/ writer
Religion: Christian
Country of origin: UK
Country of experience: UK
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Barrow
Title: [note on the qualities of tobacco]
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Social Science, Textbook / self-education, Miscellany / Anthology
Form of Text: Print: Unknown, possibly appeared in newspaper The Morning Chronicle
Publication details: 1834
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4188  
Source - Print  
  Author: Charles Dickens
  Editor: Madeline House
  Title: The letters of Charles Dickens
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1965
  Vol: 1 (1820-1839)
  Page: 36
  Additional comments: Additional editor - Graham Storey

Citation: Charles Dickens, Madeline House (ed.), The letters of Charles Dickens (Oxford, 1965), 1 (1820-1839), p. 36,, accessed: 18 January 2022

Additional comments:

Editor?s notes tell us that the note itself is untraced. Harfield is mentioned, however. He was a Parliamentary reporter on the Morning Chronicle from 1834. It is possible that this note on tobacco appeared in said newspaper? Experience occurs in a letter to Thomas Beard.



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