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Record 9217

Reading Experience:

'I am reading Mr Procter's "Ch.Lamb", - so full of affecting signs of his own failure, and so interesting in all ways. I could not help enjoying Ld Cornwallis, though half-ashamed to own it. Mrs Grote sends me her vol: of "Collected Papers", and some unpublished records of our time, - very interesting. They and I seemed to have rushed into a more vigorous intercourse than ever, as by a sort of accident'.
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 7 Apr 1867
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Ambleside
county: Cumbria
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: Barry Cornwall
Title: Charles Lamb: A Memoir
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9217  
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: 281
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 281,, accessed: 26 February 2024

Additional comments:

Barry Cornwall is name given in editor's note, despite HM referring to Mr Procter



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