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Record 4954

Reading Experience:

I read very seldom indeed having in the first place but very little time for it... and in the second place, Mr & Mrs A. having never offered to lend me any books except an Encyclopaedia, which is not an every day kind of reading. [Editor notes that she records reading 'the whole' of No I of vol II 'at various intervals'].
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Feb 1813 and 31 Feb 1813
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: High Royd
other location: place of employment
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:Ellen Weeton
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1776
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: n/a
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: David Brewster
Title: The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Conducted by D. Brews
Genre: Geography / Travel, Reference / General works
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 4954  
Source - Print  
  Author: Ellen Weeton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Miss Weeton's Journal of a Governess
  Place of Publication: Whitstable
  Date of Publication: 1969
  Vol: 2
  Page: 79, 82
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Ellen Weeton, Miss Weeton's Journal of a Governess (Whitstable, 1969), 2, p. 79, 82,, accessed: 20 June 2024

Additional comments:



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