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Record 546

Reading Experience:

Looked through a volume of the Edinburgh Philosophical Journal - read an account of Gordon's Portable Gas Lamp, and of the tides of the Mediterranean. At Venice they...
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 20 Jan 1823
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: location in dwelling: home
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:John Horrocks Ainsworth
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 8 Aug 1800
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: manager of a bleaching company
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:

Title: The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
Genre: Science
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: David Brewster, Robert Jameson editors?
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 546  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Horrocks Ainsworth
  Title: Diary, 1823
  Location: Bolton Archives
  Call no: ZAH/4/3
  Page/folio: 16

Citation: John Horrocks Ainsworth, Diary, 1823 Bolton Archives, p. ZAH/4/3, p. 16,, accessed: 09 February 2023

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