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Record 5681

Reading Experience:

[Entry from Commonplace Book]: 'Christianity, diffusion of, assisted by the general scepticism of the pagan world combined with the necessity of some belief in the vulgar mind. Gibbon. Roman Empire, Vol 2, Ch 15, pp. 205-6'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Between 1859 and 1863
Country: England and Australia
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:Edward Davy Harrop
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1836
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Bank Manager
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England and Australia
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Gibbon
Title: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Genre: History
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Thomas Cadell, 1838.
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5681  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: Edward Davy Harrop
  Title: Common Place Book. Index Rerum.
  Location: Woolmers Estate, Longford, Tasmania, Australia
  Call no: n/a
  Page/folio: n/a

Citation: Edward Davy Harrop, Common Place Book. Index Rerum. Woolmers Estate, Longford, Tasmania, Australia,, accessed: 10 December 2023

Additional comments:

Edward Davy Harrop was b. 1836, Manchester, d. 1891 Launceston. Married and emigrated ca.1857, bank manager.



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