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Record 5915

Reading Experience:

'[Returns after afternoon reading session] to renew the subject from a more enlarged account of this wonder of the 18th Century [Chatterton] lately published by Southey ... in 3 large volumes.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 23 Jan 1803
Country: England
Time: evening: 7:00 til 10:00 pm
Place: city: London
other location: Mr Humphrey's House, Knightsbridge.
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:William Upcott
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1779
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: Bookseller's assistant, Pall Mall, London
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: Robert Southey
Title: The Works of Thomas Chatterton, Containing his Life
Genre: Poetry, Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 5915  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: William Upcott
  Title: [Diary 1803-1807]
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 32, 558.
  Page/folio: 10

Citation: William Upcott, [Diary 1803-1807] British Library, p. Add 32, 558., p. 10,, accessed: 29 March 2023

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