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Record 8667

Reading Experience:

'I must tell you an act of kindness of William Lamb--he has been looking over and correcting Ada Reis for me'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 28 Nov 1821
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: London
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 Lamb
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 15 Mar 1779
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: Whig politician, future Prime Minister
Religion: unknown
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: Lady Caroline Lamb
Title: Ada Reis
Genre: Fiction
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown, William Lamb would have read either fair copies or proofs from the printer.
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (private library)


Source Information:

Record ID: 8667  
Source - Print  
  Author: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby)
  Editor: Paul Douglass
  Title: The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb
  Place of Publication: New York
  Date of Publication: 2006
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 180
  Additional comments: Letter to John Murray dated 28 November 1821.

Citation: Lady Caroline Lamb (n?e Ponsonby), Paul Douglass (ed.), The Whole Disgraceful Truth: Selected Letters of Lady Caroline Lamb (New York, 2006), n/a, p. 180,, accessed: 01 July 2022

Additional comments:

Lady Caroline had written to Murray on 27 November without mentioning her husband reading Ada Reis, so it would seem that the letter of the 28th refers to a reading experience that occurred that day.



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