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Record 8845

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry to Mrs Cholmeley, 2 April 1799: 'In the many hours I have spent alone this week, I have been able, though by very little bits at a time, to go entirely through Hannah More [whose "Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education" she writes of receiving on 21 March 1799], and Mrs. Woolstonecroft [sic] immediately after her.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 21 Mar 1799 and 2 Apr 1799
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:Mary Berry
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 16 Mar 1763
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Hannah More
Title: Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education
Genre: Conduct books
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 2 vols
Provenance: owned

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8845  
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: 91
  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. 91, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8845, accessed: 28 May 2023

Additional comments:

See also letters of 21 March 1799 (p.90 in source), and 28 March 1799 (p.91 in source) for discussion of content of More's work.

 

 

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