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Record 9324

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry to Horace Walpole, 28 September 1794, regarding remark in the newspapers that the move of the Prince of Wales to Hampton Court would ensure continued social diversion in the area even after death of the elderly Walpole: 'I did not suppose that the Prince of Wales was likely to become your [italics]successor[end italics] in anything, till the newpapers told us so. The enclosed paragraph, which we cut out of the "Times" the other day, amused us all not a little.'
Century: 1700-1799
Date: Between 26 Sep 1794 and 28 Sep 1794
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
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
Religion: Anglican
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:

Title: The Times
Genre: Reference / General works, Court and Social
Form of Text: Print: Newspaper
Publication details: September 1794
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9324  
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: 440
  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. 440,, accessed: 19 June 2024

Additional comments:

In letter of 27 September 1794 to Mary Berry, Walpole comments upon the same report, but cites the newspaper The True Briton as his source; see p.439 in source.



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