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Record 9222

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'The two most interesting books I have read for some time are the Edgeworth Memoir (Lady Strangford's copy) and Ld Grey's 2 vols: of Correspondce between his father and Wm 4th (Lady Elgin's copy). I must not begin on either of them, or I shall write myself dead. I could not have supposed that any book could stir me as the Edgeworth correspondence does...'
Century: 1850-1899
Date: Until: 23 Jun 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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Henry, Earl Grey
Title: The reform act, 1832; the correspondence of the late Earl Grey with His Majesty King William IV. and with Sir Herbert Taylor, from Nov. 1830 to June 1832
Genre: Biography, Autobiog / Diary, Politics, letters
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: borrowed (other)
borrowed from Lady Elgin

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9222  
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: 286
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Harriet Martineau, Elisabeth Sanders Arbuckle (ed.), Harriet Martineau's Letters to Fanny Wedgwood (Stanford, 1983), p. 286, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9222, accessed: 02 February 2023

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