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Record 7612

Reading Experience:

Henry James to the Earl of Lovelace, 14 January 1906, thanking him for a copy of "Astarte", Lovelace's account of his grandparents Lord and Lady Byron's marriage: 'I am greatly touched by your friendly remembrance of my possible feeling for the whole matter, and of your own good act, perhaps, of a few years ago -- the to me ever memorable evening when, at Wentworth House, you allowed me to look at some of the documents you have made use of in "Astarte."'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: 4 Feb 1895
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: specific address: Wentworth House
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:Henry James
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Apr 1843
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Writer
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: USA
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: various
Title: Byron family papers
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 7612  
Source - Print  
  Author: Henry James
  Editor: Leon Edel
  Title: Henry James: Letters
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 1984
  Vol: 4
  Page: 392
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Henry James, Leon Edel (ed.), Henry James: Letters (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984), 4, p. 392,, accessed: 21 May 2024

Additional comments:

See also p.394 n.1 in source, where an extract is quoted from Henry James's 1895 notebooks, recording the visit to Wentworth House, and mentioning his being "'shown some of their extremely interesting Byron papers, especially some of those bearing on the absolutely indubitable history of his relation to Mrs. [Augusta] Leigh'."



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