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Record 4241

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?Here Hayley kept his books and manuscripts and the choicest pieces of his famous collection of Chinese porcelain. The walls were adorned with prints and drawings, and here also hung many paintings by Hayley?s friend George Romney. In this quiet room Mr Hayley and Mrs Opie would spend some hours together reading aloud, sometimes from a manuscript of Hayley?s or sometimes from one of Amelia?s tales.?
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: morning
Place: city: Felpham
other location: Hayley's library
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary reactive unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Amelia Opie
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Nov 1769
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Father was a physician
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Presbyterian/ Quaker 1825 onwards
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
William Hayley
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Hayley
Title: n/a
Genre: Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Manuscript: Plays
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 4241  
Source - Print  
  Author: Jacobine Menzies-Wilson Helen Lloyd
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Amelia: the tale of a plain friend
  Place of Publication: London: Open University Press
  Date of Publication: 1937
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 160
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Jacobine Menzies-Wilson Helen Lloyd, Amelia: the tale of a plain friend (London: Open University Press, 1937), p. 160,, accessed: 02 July 2022

Additional comments:



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