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Record 9262

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry, Journal, 27 April 1791: 'Florence. -- Went to see the Laurentian Medicean Library [...] The librarian, a very civil Canonico Bandini, showed us the Virgil of the fourth century, which they call the oldest existing; it is very fairly written, but less easy to read than the one in the Vatican. We saw, too, the Horace that belonged to Petrarch, with some notes in it by his own hand. It is in large quarto, and not a beautiful manuscript from the number of notes and scoliastes interrupting and confusing the text.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: 27 Apr 1791
Country: Italy
Time: n/a
Place: city: Florence
specific address: Laurentian Medicean Library
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/editor
Religion: Anglican
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: Italy
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Francesco Petrarch
Title: annotations to manuscript copy of works of Horace
Genre: Essays / Criticism, Poetry
Form of Text: Manuscript: Unknown
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID: 9262  
Source - Print  
  Author: n/a
  Editor: Lady Theresa Lewis
  Title: Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1865
  Vol: 1
  Page: 331
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry, from the year 1783 to 1852 (London, 1865), 1, p. 331,, accessed: 29 May 2024

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