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Record 5924

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'Rose at seven, purposely to proceed in Gibbon's Miscell. Works- which I began yesterday. - read the whole of his own memoirs- 185 pages.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 13 Mar 1803
Country: England
Time: morning: 7:00 am
Place: city: London
other location: in Booksellers' shop while working.
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Gibbon
Title: Miscellaneous Works ... With Memoirs of His Life
Genre: Autobiog / Diary
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 5924  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: William Upcott
  Title: [Diary 1803-1807]
  Location: British Library
  Call no: Add 32, 558.
  Page/folio: 13

Citation: William Upcott, [Diary 1803-1807] British Library, p. Add 32, 558., p. 13, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=5924, accessed: 25 July 2024

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