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Record 9178

Reading Experience:

'[Henry Buckle's "History of the Civilisation in England"] will be my fireside book at night (the only time I can read well) as soon as I have finished dear Sam Brown's volumes - which are very interesting, but less strong and clear than I had fancied'.
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Until: 17 Jan 1858
Country: England
Time: night
Place: city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria
location in dwelling: by the fire
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:Harriet Martineau
Age Adult (18-100+)
Gender Female
Date of Birth 12 Jun 1802
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: writer
Religion: Unitarian
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: Sam Brown
Title: Lectures on the Atomic Theory, and Essays, Scientific and Literary
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Science
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9178  
Source - Print  
  Author: Harriet Martineau
  Editor: Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle
  Title: Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood
  Place of Publication: Stanford
  Date of Publication: 1983
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 161
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 161,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

letter to Erasmus Darwin



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