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Record 5774

Reading Experience:

H. J. Jackson notes Francis Douce's reading and annotations (which are "not generous") of copies of John Whitaker, The Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall Historically Surveyed (1804) and The History of Manchester (1771; 1775), both bequeathed by him to the British Museum; quotes extensive note in which Douce attacks Whitaker's scholarship at point where Whitaker has attempted to correct one of his (Douce's) previous remarks on etymology.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: unknown
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:Francis Douce
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1757
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: n/a
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: John Whitaker
Title: The Ancient Cathedral of Cornwall Historically Surveyed
Genre: History, Geography / Travel, Arts / architecture
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: London: Stockdale, 1804
Provenance: owned


Source Information:

Record ID: 5774  
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: 63-64
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: H. J. Jackson, Marginalia: Readers Writing in Books (New Haven, 2001), p. 63-64,, accessed: 21 January 2022

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