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Record 4392

Reading Experience:

Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 16 February 1850: 'A few days since a little incident happened which curiously touched me. Papa put into my hands a little packet of letters and papers -- telling me that they were Mamma's and that I might read them -- I did read them in a frame of mind I cannot describe ...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1 Feb 1850 and 16 Feb 1850
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Haworth
county: Yorkshire
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:Charlotte Bronte
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 21 Apr 1816
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: Church of England
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: Maria Branwell
Title: letters and papers
Genre: n/a
Form of Text: Manuscript: Letter, Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 4392  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Juliet Barker
  Title: The Brontes: A Life in Letters
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1997
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 266
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Juliet Barker (ed.), The Brontes: A Life in Letters (London, 1997), p. 266,, accessed: 04 December 2023

Additional comments:



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