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Record 5679

Reading Experience:

"Benjamin Dockray ... acquired a copy of Godwin's Memoirs [of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman] secondhand in 1860 and settled down to read it for the first time. His ownership inscription is dated 16 August 1860. He was a methodical reader who recorded on the first page the date at which he began reading (18 August) and on the last page ... the date of finishing (24 September) ... Dockray's routine [pencilled] annotation includes plentiful underlining, setting-off of passages with lines and exclamation marks, small stylistic corrections, and [internal and external] cross-references ... [discussion continues]"
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 16 Aug 1860 and 24 Sep 1860
Country: n/a
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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:Benjamin Dockray
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: n/a
Country of experience: n/a
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: William Godwin
Title: Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2nd ed. rev. London: Johnson, 1798
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5679  
Source - Print  
  Author: H. J. Jackson
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books
  Place of Publication: New Haven
  Date of Publication: 2001
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 216-19; 216-17
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 216-19; 216-17,, accessed: 01 June 2023

Additional comments:



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