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Record 8826

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Lady Theresa Lewis's note to a reference in Mary Berry's journals to The Honourable Caroline Howe (who died in 1814, aged 93): 'She possessed an extraordinary force of mind, clearness of understading, and remarkable powers of thought and combination. She retained these faculties unimpaired to the great age of eighty-five, by exercising them daily, both in the practice of mathematics and in reading the two dead languages, of which late in life she had made herself mistress.'
Century: 1700-1799, 1800-1849
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:The Honourable Caroline Howe
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 1721
Socio-economic group: Royalty / aristocracy
Occupation: unknown
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: unknown
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: unknown
Title: Latin texts
Genre: Classics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8826  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 2
  Page: 66
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry From the Year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 2, p. 66, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8826, accessed: 28 February 2024

Additional comments:

 

 

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