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Record 9468

Reading Experience:

Mary Berry on the Life and writings (including memoirs) of the Princess Dashkoff, published 1840: 'The whole work -- of which I saw only the first part, which comes down to 1783, when she returned to Russia after her tour through Italy -- is the picture, not only of a human mind and character placed in most extraordinary circumstances, and acting a most extraordinary part, but endowed by nature with those extraordinary powers, and that energy, which I have ever thought [...] always accompanied by [...] warm, pure, and ardent affections of the heart.'
Century: 1800-1849
Date: Between 1 Jan 1840 and 31 Dec 1840
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:

Author: Princess Dashkoff
Title: Life and Writings
Genre: History, Biography, Autobiog / Diary, Geography / Travel, Politics
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1840
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 9468  
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: 3
  Page: 468-69
  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), 3, p. 468-69,, accessed: 27 May 2023

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