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Record 9331

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
Mary Berry to Anne Damer, from Tunbridge, 1811: 'I read a great deal every morning, and indeed often of an evening [...] I am more delighted with Mrs. Hutchinson [i.e. Lucy Hutchinson's "Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson"] than with any book I have read for an age. She was a really superior woman, both as to head and heart. Her description and account of her husband's attachment to her is the truest, the most elevated and admirable picture of love and true affection from and to a superior mind that can be imagined.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1811 and 31 Dec 1811
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: city: Tunbridge
   
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)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author: Lucy Hutchinson
Title: Memoirs of Colonel Hutchinson
Genre: Biography
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: First published 1806
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 9331  
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: 2
  Page: 485
  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), 2, p. 485, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=9331, accessed: 28 May 2024

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