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Record 6259

Reading Experience:

'Today in reading "The London Magazine" for May, I find the following description of a comet that is shortly expected to appear, viz., that it has appeared 6 times already, viz., in the years 1305, 1380, 1456, 1531, 1607, 1682, and that it revolves about the sun at the intervals of 75 and 76 years alternately...'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 30 Jun 1757
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: East Hoathly
county: Sussex
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:Thomas Turner
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 9 Jun 1729
Socio-economic group: Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder
Occupation: shopkeeper
Religion: Church of England
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:

Title: The London Magazine
Genre: History, Science
Form of Text: Print: Serial / periodical
Publication details: May 1757
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 6259  
Source - Print  
  Author: Thomas Turner
  Editor: David Vaisey
  Title: The Diary of Thomas Turner
  Place of Publication: Oxford
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 103
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Thomas Turner, David Vaisey (ed.), The Diary of Thomas Turner (Oxford, 1984), p. 103,, accessed: 23 June 2024

Additional comments:



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