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Record 7864

Reading Experience:

Fanny Kemble, 3 December 1832: 'Arrived at Amboy [from New York], we disembarked [from steamboat] and bundled ourselves into our coach, ourselves, our namesake, and a pretty quiet lady [...] The roads were unspeakable [...] I attempted to read, but found it utterly impossible to do so.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Dec 1832
Country: USA
Time: n/a
Place: other location: On board coach from Amboy to Delaware
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:Fanny Kemble
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 27 Nov 1809
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Actress
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: USA
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: unknown
Genre: Unknown
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)


Source Information:

Record ID: 7864  
Source - Print  
  Author: Fanny Kemble
  Editor: Catherine Clinton
  Title: Fanny Kemble's Journals
  Place of Publication: Cambridge, Massachusetts
  Date of Publication: 2000
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 54
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Fanny Kemble, Catherine Clinton (ed.), Fanny Kemble's Journals (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2000), p. 54,, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:



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