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Record 9014

Reading Experience:

'Mary, William and Emma commenced their readings of Thomson.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: 3 Mar 1835
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Northampton
other location: Home
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:

Reading Group:Mary, William and Emma Cole
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Unknown
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: Children of publisher / bookseller
Religion: Church of England
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Cole family
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Thomson
Title: The Seasons [probably]
Genre: Poetry
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9014  
  Source - Manuscript
  Author: John Cole
  Title: An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough
  Location: York Minster Archive
  Call no: Add Mss 153/10
  Page/folio: 9

Citation: John Cole, An account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough York Minster Archive, p. Add Mss 153/10, p. 9,, accessed: 20 April 2024

Additional comments:

Cole's children (Mary, Emma and William) were probably reading James Thomson, poet (1700-1748). Published as 'Seasons'. "John Cole kept diaries throughout his life - and then used the diaries to produce a manuscript 'An Account of the life of John Cole of Scarborough' (started in 1829 - 18 volumes). Much of the substance of the MS is based on his diaries (and appears for much of the MS to be copied direct from his diaries). The original diaries are apparently no longer extant."



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